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PKS 0637-752:
NASA Unveils First Images From Chandra X-Ray Observatory


PKS 0637-752
Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

PKS 0637-752 is so distant that we see it as it was 6 billion years ago. It is a luminous quasar that radiates with the power of 10 trillion suns from a region smaller than our solar system. The source of this prodigious energy is believed to be a supermassive black hole.



Multi-wavelength Images: (all images to same scale)
X-ray
Chandra PKS 0637-752 X-ray image NASA/CXC/SAO
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PS (1.6 MB)
Radio
PKS 0637-752- radio
ATCA/A. Burgess &
D. Hunstead

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Fast Facts for PKS 0637-752:
Credit  NASA/CXC/SAO
Scale  Image is 1 arcmin across.
Category  Quasars & Active Galaxies
Coordinates (J2000)  RA 06h 35m 46s | Dec -75° 16' 12"
Constellation  Mensa
Observation Dates  August 15, 1999
Observation Time  1 hours
Obs. IDs  Unknown
Color Code  Intensity
Instrument  ACIS
Release Date  August 26, 1999