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Quasar mystery solved
Ross, H. 1997.  Facts and Faith 11(1):2-3. CELD ID 6588

Abstract
Before the name Quasar was borrowed by Motorola, it was the abbreviated term for a "quasi-stellar" object, an intense energy radiator found in the far reaches of the cosmos. Quasars fill a volume no larger than our solar system (roughly a billionth of a trillionth the volume of a galaxy) and yet pump out more energy than hundreds of ordinary galaxies combined.