Space Telescope Images (image) University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute Caption Using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have been able to pinpoint the galaxy causing the absorption in the quasar lying behind it. In the image to the left the quasar is seen as the bright source in the center, while the absorbing galaxy, which lies in front of the quasar, is seen to the left and slightly above the quasar. In the image to the right, most of the light from the quasar is removed so the galaxy is seen more clearly. The distance between the center of the galaxy and point were the light from the quasar passes is approx. 20,000 light years, which is slightly less than the distance between the Sun and the center of the Milky Way. Credit Hubble Space Telescope Usage Restrictions Hubble Space Telescope Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.