Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Hey Space Placers!

This is a truly amazing find.....the most distant black hole yet discovered is 800 million times the mass of our Sun AND it formed only 690 million years after the Big Bang.

This artist's concept shows the most distant supermassive black hole ever discovered. It is part of a quasar from just 690 million years after the Big Bang. Credit: Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science
Astronomers are really scratching their heads to come up with how such a whopper black hole could grow so large in such a short time (cosmically speaking).

This find also seems to be the only one of its kind which will be very valuable to astronomers trying to determine the conditions in the Universe when it was only 5% of its age.

Sky Guy in VA

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