quasi-stellar radio source

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Noun1.quasi-stellar radio source - a starlike object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy; many have large red shifts
celestial body, heavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky
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The word "quasar" was coined in 1964 as a shorthand for "quasi-stellar radio source"--a bright, concentrated radio source coinciding with an object that looks like a star but has a very high redshift, indicating that it's moving away from us at a huge speed.
Quasars (short for quasi-stellar radio sources) have been objects of intrigue for astronomers ever since they were first detected in the 1960s.
Quasi-stellar radio sources are better known as what?

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