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Found: Most Distant Black Hole

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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

Scientists have uncovered a rare relic from the early universe: the farthest known supermassive black hole. This matter-eating beast is 800 million times the mass of our Sun, which is astonishingly large for its young age.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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