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HubbleSite Hubble Uncovers a Hidden Quasar in a Nearby Galaxy (Cygnus A)

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Space Telescope Science

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have found, to their surprise, that a relatively nearby galaxy harbors a powerful quasar. This active galaxy, known as Cygnus A, is the second strongest radio source in the sky.

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