TITLE

Schmidt, Maarten

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Schmidt, Maarten (1929-) is a Dutch astronomer. He identified the starlike objects now known as quasars. The word quasar is a shortened form of the term quasi-stellar radio source. Quasars are also known as quasi-stellar objects. They are among the most distant objects yet detected in the universe. The study of quasars can provide information about early stages of the universe.
ACCESSION #
37309245

 

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