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Quasars are very important to study not only to help in the understanding of galaxy formation, but the origins of supermassive black holes and black holes in general. Black holes are integral to the functions of quasars, The understanding of the quasars will lead to so many more discoveries in multiple fields. The specific way in which testing can be done on quasars is very complicated. The data used to conduct the tests come from data surveys’. These surveys will focus telescopes and instruments onto one section of the sky for years to collect data on the section. This data is then released as a data set that is available for people to use in order to conduct their own research. Before a testable question can be found, the technology needs to be understood better. These initial tests include documenting the size of quasars and how far away they are.

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