MOSCOW, October 4 — RIA Novosti. Russian space
According to Kovalev, made the first map of the quasar — an active galaxy, the center of which is a supermassive black hole, which are ejected from the jet is very hot matter — jets.
"We first were able to measure the width of the nozzle jet — jet. It was approximately equal to 0.3 parsecs" — said the scientist. The brightness of the jet is two trillion kelvin, he added.
"This is the first image, the first card in the preparation of the project" Radioastron "- said Kovalev.
"In March, we conducted the first experiment on the mapping of the quasar 0716 +714, it is very variable. But at the time of the observations he had" decided "to reduce the power," — said Kovalev.
This summer it was reported that due to the "radio astronomer" astrophysicists could
Quasars are among the brightest objects in the universe. According to one hypothesis, they are galaxies in the initial stage of development in which a supermassive black hole swallows the surrounding material.
In November 2011, scientists conducted the first observations in an interferometer — "Radioastron" is paired with Russian telescopes Institute of Applied Astronomy, Ukrainian telescope in Evpatoria, German telescope in Effelsberg (Institute of Radio Astronomy Max Planck Society). In January 2012, "Radioastron" spent observing in conjunction with ground-based radio telescopes at the farthest point of its orbit, creating a virtual telescope with a mirror diameter of a record — 220,000 miles.