NASA Discovered The Most Distant Black Hole
on 07 December 2017
The farthest known supermassive black hole has just been discovered—and the "matter-eating beast" is some 800 million times the mass of the Sun. Because it grew to an immense size just 690 million years after the Big Bang, it's challenging beliefs about how black holes are formed. Not only that, but this discovery will also be crucial for finding out more about the entire universe as this black hole is "devouring material at the center of a galaxy"—making it a quasar. Quasars are relatively young, which means this will likely provide "fundamental information about the universe when it was only five percent of its current age." Read more at NASA.