blazar definition

  • noun:
    • a very adjustable active galaxy, characterized by an extremely small and very variable energy source (a supermassive black hole) in the center and its powerful optical polarization and variability.
    • Collectively, optically violent variable quasars and BL Lac objects.
    • an extremely variable energetic galaxy, characterized by an extremely compact and highly variable energy source (a supermassive black hole) on center as well as its powerful optical polarization and variability.
    • Collectively, optically violent variable quasars and BL Lac objects.

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