Meaning of QUASAR in English


Pronunciation: ' kw ā - ˌ zär also - ˌ sär

Function: noun

Etymology: quas i-stell ar

Date: 1964

: any of a class of celestial objects that resemble stars but whose large redshift and apparent brightness imply extreme distance and huge energy output

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