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Black Hole 3-Billion Times Larger Than The Sun

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Astronomers have weighed a supermassive black hole on the edge of the known universe and found that it is three billion times bigger than the Sun. The black hole is 13 billion light years away on the further reaches of space, and can only be seen because it is in a quasar, a highly energetic galaxy emitting vast amounts of light.

It was examined by an Anglo-Canadian team of scientists using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (Ukirt) in Hawaii.

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Homer

You mean it's only three billion times more massive than our sun?

And it's only 13 billion light years away?

Just kidding smile.gif

Thanks for the article Gareth.

Black Holes are cool cool.gif

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Loonboy

Jeez, how big were the scales?

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albaqwerty

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(I was wondering that too LB )

amazing what physics etc etc etc can tell us.

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