Quasars & Blazars: The Brightest Things in the Universe


I am more than halfway through the book “Origins” by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith. The starting was pretty amazing and pushed me to read further and further. Then after a couple of chapters, it became insanely technical and it seemed that I would not be able to even complete the book. But I kept reading in spite of getting nothing out of it. I have done the same thing with my textbooks in my college days hoping that I would get it eventually.

This time with this book after some chapters things started to become interesting and currently, I am reading planet formations, stories of how nebulas were discovered, how the moons were made etc meaning I am finally enjoying it now.

When I first heard about Quasars and Blazars, the brightest thing in the universe I was on my toes to know more about them. I was extremely excited to start this book after watching this video(link here). And finally, Neil has uncovered their existence in the book. It was awesome, it was beautiful, it felt like I was there.