Astronomers just discovered a supermassive black hole from the dawn of the universe And it's much bigger than we expected.

in science •  5 days ago

From Popular Science


Researchers, including Eduardo Bañados, reported the existence of the black hole and it’s accompanying bright quasar in a paper in Nature this week. The astronomers were looking for evidence of black holes in these early days of the universe, but they were still surprised at the sheer size of this one, named J1342+0928.

Black holes are points in the universe where gravity is so intense that nothing can escape. Not rocks, not gas, not even light. Near large black holes, surrounding material swirls around to form something called an accretion disk. Material in the disk spins at thousands of miles per second, heating up as it moves and slams into other bits of dusts and gas, all riding the same frantic carousel toward doom.

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Theres nothing more awe inspiring like a black hole. My favorite wonder of the universe