Volume 3: Pages 305-312, 1990
The Mystery of Quasars
Gilles Corriveau 1
1Apt. 114, 59 Wilmot Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2J8 Canada
Arp's observations show that quasars appear to be associated with galaxies in the Local Group. A calculation of probability suggests that this cannot be accidental. Arp's observations also suggest that quasars are ejected from a galaxy's nucleus. The purpose of the present paper is to show that a quasar results from a collision of two giant molecular clouds ejected from a galaxy's center. One or more OB star clusters result from the collision. While those clouds are being pushed away from the galaxy, they are compressed by the hot plasma of the explosion. A typical gas density reached is about 109 molecules/cm3. The masses of those giant H2 clouds are observed to be around 106 M . Since the gaseous medium is dense, the HII region's radius is expected to be small, about 2 × 1014 cm. The author also shows that Seyfert galaxies are not real galaxies; they are compact H2 clouds, just as quasars. The redshift of spectral lines is caused by the atomic or molecular hydrogen in the compact cloud.
Keywords: quasars, giant molecular clouds, redshift, BL Lacertae objects, galaxy's nucleus
Received: July 24, 1989; Published Online: December 15, 2008