Super big black hole found from when universe was an infant

Super big black hole found from when universe was an infant

Super big black hole found from when universe was an infant

The oldest and most distant black hole ever observed – a celestial brute 800 million times more massive than our sun – is providing scientists some surprises about the nature of the universe when, on a cosmic scale, it was a mere toddler.

Astronomers says the black hole, residing at the centre of a highly luminous celestial object called a quasar, is about 13.1 billion light years away from Earth.

The newly detected quasar, designated as J1342+0928, existed during a fundamental shift in the nature of the early universe when it was moving from its “dark ages”, with no light emitted, into a time of luminosity, as gravity condensed matter into the very first stars.

Bubai Bhattacharjee

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