Radio pictures of quasar 3C 273

Radio pictures of quasar 3C 273

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Credit: DR S C UNWIN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Radio pictures of quasar 3C 273. Taken in July 1977, March 1978, June 1979 and July 1980, they show apparent faster-than-light, orsuperluminal, expansion of the quasar's jet. This picture has the dates and expansion distances marked.

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Keywords: 3c 273, astronomy, cosmology, jet, quasar, radio astronomy, science, superluminal expansion

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