'Superscope' yields first glimpse of Double Quasar

The E-Merlin telescope has proven its capabilities with a striking image of a quasar nine billion light-years away. E-Merlin is an array of seven linked UK radio telescopes, updated last year with fibre optic technology that has vastly increased its power. Light from the Double Quasar has been bent by a massive object between it and the Earth, resulting in a double image.

2010-12-10

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