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Outflows from the first quasars

Black holes are best known for pulling matter in. But a distant supermassive black hole, observed as it was when the Universe was less than a billion years old, has been seen pushing gas out of its host galaxy.

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Figure 1: Ejection of gas from a galaxy hosting a quasar.


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Mortlock, D. Outflows from the first quasars. Nature 489, 42–43 (2012).

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