165 Blazars: Quasar-like Object

Blazars appear to be Quasar-like objects; they exhibit very focused jets of energy, which are traveling at 99%c – 99% of the speed of light. If one is in a Blazar’s energy jet path, the Blazar will appear very bright. Blazars are classified as very compact Quasars.Often faint traces of the host galaxy is visible. Both Blazars and Quasars are classified as Active Galactic Nuclei , AGN. And some objects thought to be variable stars or extreme radio sources have been reclassified as either Quasars or Blazars.


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