CosmoView Episode 6: Pōniuāʻena, the second most distant quasar ever discovered

Astronomers have discovered the second most distant quasar ever found, using the international Gemini Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). It is also the first quasar to receive an indigenous Hawaiian name, Pōniuāʻena.


International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Pete Marenfeld, ESA/Hubble, NASA, M. Kornmesser. A Special Thanks to A Hua He Inoa and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi Music: zero-project — The Lower Dungeons (

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Release date:June 25, 2020, 6 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2015
Duration:01 m 25 s
Frame rate:29.97

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