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Comic 899 - Ep. 14, Page 4

23rd Nov 2011, 6:28 AM in Episode 14 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 23rd Nov 2011, 6:28 AM edit delete
A single quasar lensed into a double image by a foreground galaxy (that blurry crescent in the middle), as seen recently by Hubble:

Researchers were able to use light beams deflected one by one by stars in the foreground galaxy as a sort of magnifying glass to get a detailed light map of the bright superheated disc around the distant quasar's central supermassive black hole, and so could determine that the disc "is between four and eleven light-days across," even though the quasar is billions of light years away.

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vwyler 23rd Nov 2011, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
She's looking quite dignified.
moizmad 23rd Nov 2011, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Her hair was an unruly mess before.
smbhax 23rd Nov 2011, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
The more I redraw it, the neater it gets! =o Oh yeah actually I did have to redraw it for this page, too--here was the initial, way-outta-scale one: