Reply to post: Intriguing potential explanation for what a quasar really is

Boffins clock MONSTER BLACK HOLES inside quasar-hosting galaxy near Earth

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Intriguing potential explanation for what a quasar really is

That would neatly explain why most quasars are billions of light years distant from us - the universe was smaller then and collisions between galaxies much more likely than today.

The Milky Way may therefore host a quasar in about 4 billion years when it collides with Andromeda. So not only do we have to vacate our solar system before the Sun becomes a red giant in 5 billion years or so, we have to leave the immediate vicinity of the Milky Way a billion years before that! Sure hope an FTL drive is possible, otherwise that is going to be one hell of a long trip for our great^1000000 grandchildren...

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