• Guest post: finding the most distant quasar


    A couple of weeks ago, a few of my astrophysics colleagues here at Imperial found the most distant quasar yet discovered, the innocuous red spot in the centre of this image: One of them, Daniel Mortlock, has offered to explain a bit more: Surely there’s just no way that something which happened 13 billion years…

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  • Distant objects and nearby music



    Normally, I would be writing about the discovery of the most distant quasar by Imperial Astronomers using the UKIDSS survey (using excellent Bayesian methods), but Andy and Peter have beaten me to it. To make up for it, I’ll try to get one of the authors of the paper to discuss it here themselves, soon.…

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