What is the difference between a quasar and a blazar?

Question by TheOriginalNerdNumber2: What is the difference between a quasar and a blazar?
And why is that difference important?

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Answer by Ricky
A quasar is a very energetic and distant galaxy with an active galactic nuclei. A blazar is just a much more compact and energetic version of the same thing. Blazar’s are usually associated with very small, dense galaxies with much more powerful nuclei than quasar’s.

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