A Glimpse into the Past: 3 Billion Years After the Big Bang | Space Nuts 349
Space Nuts April 27, 2023
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A Glimpse into the Past: 3 Billion Years After the Big Bang | Space Nuts 349

Get ready to explore a 10 billion year old mystery! A closely bound duo of energetic quasars, the hallmark of a pair of merging galaxies, have been discovered when the Universe was only 3 billion years old. What secrets do these quasars hold and why have they lasted so long? Join us as we unravel this age-old mystery and uncover the secrets of the cosmos. But be warned, the answers may not be what you expect...
In this episode, you will be able to:
*Uncover the fascinating story behind the discovery of dual quasars from a 10-billion-year-old galaxy merger
*Delve into the enigmatic Lyman alpha radiation bar of light observed on Saturn
*Explore the environmental impact and challenges faced by the groundbreaking Square Kilometre Array radio telescope
*Understand the science of infrared radiation, heat transmission, and black body light emissions *Consider the odds of life existing on Enceladus and other high-pressure ice moons

'Cosmic Noon is one of the hot topics because it's that period when the Universe was just a few billion years old, when star formation was at its peak.' - Fred Watson

The resources mentioned in this episode are:
Visit the Noirlab.edu website to explore the press release about dual quasars blaze bright and learn more about this discovery.
Visit the NSF's Optical and Infrared observatories website to learn more about their ground and space-based telescopes, including the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii.
Read Fred's book, Cosmic Chronicles or Exploding Stars and Invisible Planets (as it is titled in the United States) for more information on Saturn and other astronomical topics.
Keep an eye out for Andrew's upcoming audio edition of Parallax and check out his other books as well.
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