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September 21, 1994 06:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1994-42

Hubble Uncovers a Hidden Quasar in a Nearby Galaxy (Cygnus A)

September 21, 1994: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have found, to their surprise, that a relatively nearby galaxy harbors a powerful quasar. This active galaxy, known as Cygnus A, is the second strongest radio source in the sky.

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Credit: NASA, Robert Antonucci (UC, Santa Barbara), and Anne Kinney (STScI)