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March 24, 1985

A physicist has discovered a quasar more than 10 billion years old that could mark a major step forward in the study of the origins of the universe, University of Pittsburgh scientists reported in a current journal issue. Dr. Cyril Hazard, a physics professor at the university who made the discovery, said that the quasar is the most distant object ever detected with an optical telescope. It was one of two quasar discoveries reported in the British journal Nature by Hazard and Richard McMahon, a postgraduate astronomy student at Cambridge University in England.

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