Discovered a giant nebula of ionized gas that extends for about 360,000 light years

A team of astronomers led by Montserrat Villar Martín of the CAB has detected a giant ionized gas nebula that appears to be associated with the quasar nicknamed "Teacup". This one owes its name to the peculiar morphology of its extended ionized gas.

According to the study, this discovered nebula, extends about 360,000 light-years across of a galactic line designated G1 (PA60) with a redshift of 0.317 and at least 230,000 light years & nbsp; through another galaxy called G2 (PA90) with a redshift of 0.57.
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This discovery is the result of a spectroscopic study of "Teacup" that was made using the Optical System for images and integrated Spectroscopy of low resolution (OSIRIS) in the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) of 10.4 meters and that is on the island of La Palma.

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Fuente: Europa Press

 

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