Scientists have discovered an awesome black hole

This illustration provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows the most-distant supermassive black hole ever discovered which is part of a quasar from just 690 million years after the Big Bang. On Wednesday Dec. 6 2017 a team led by the Carn

A Carnegie Institution of Science-led team has found one of the most elusive objects in the universe: a fully formed galaxy just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.

The galaxy ULAS J1120+0641-and its supermassive black hole-appear just 690 million years after the Big Bang during a time in the universe known as the Epoch of Reionization.

It's a truly gargantuan black hole, some 800 million times the mass of our sun. In an email to MACH, she said she and the others have argued that, rather than being only about 100 to 1,000 times as massive as the sun, some black hole seeds must have been 10,000 to 100,000 times more massive. The more distant a quasar is, the more time its light takes to reach the Earth.

Geballe said the research team led by Eduardo Banados, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science, initially tried to measure the black hole's mass with a telescope in Arizona, but atmospheric conditions proved too hard.

It is the most distant black hole ever seen by scientists.

"The moment when the first stars turned on is when our universe filled with light", says Simcoe, who explains that when this light leaked out of the first galaxies, it interacted with the surrounding matter and changed its properties.

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Even in the most generous and optimistic estimate of the formation of black holes, creating such a massive one in such a relatively short period of time would be impossible. Scientists have now found a super-sized black hole.

In addition, he says, it looks like this black hole formed in a cosmic environment that was only just starting to be affected by light from the first stars.

The distance to the quasar was about 13 billion years.

"This is the only object we have observed from this era", study co-author Robert Simcoe, from MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, said in a statement. In this black hole of extremely high mass, and given that the universe is quite young, it simply should not exist. Discovery challenges theories about the formation of black holes. And how did those behemoth black holes grow so big in so little time?

"We expect to find more such objects as new surveys of the sky come online [in] the next decade", Simcoe told MACH, adding that such astronomical investigations are "expected to be a growth industry". During its early stage, the universe went through what is sometimes called the Dark Age - not a metaphor, as it is for the human period, but a truly a dark age as there was no light. Follow-up observations, as well as a search for similar quasars, are on track to put our picture of early cosmic history onto a solid footing. Astronomers believe that the black hole was formed in a universe which was about half neutral and half ionized. In this approach, collapsing clouds in the early universe gave birth to overgrown baby black holes that weighed thousands or tens of thousands of solar masses.

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