By SlimJim22, Staff News Writer
The Hubble telescope has captured the best images yet of the ghostly green spatial anomaly.
In 2007 a Dutch teacher and amateur astronomer came to the public's attention, Hanny Van Arkel had been participating in NASA's Galaxy Zoo initiative cataloguing deep space images from Sloane Digital Sky Survey when near a spiral galaxy he observed a giant green blob of gas the size of the Milky Way 650 million light years from Earth. Radio studies have highlighted that the anomaly is not simply a cloud of gas but part of a much larger tidal tail 300,000 light years long that wraps around the galaxy.
""We just missed catching the quasar, because it turned off no more than 200,000 years ago, so what we're seeing is the afterglow from the quasar," Keel says."
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