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Found: Most Distant Black Hole

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Found: Most Distant Black Hole

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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. Researchers report the find in the journal Nature.

"This black hole grew far larger than we expected in only 690 million years after the Big Bang, which challenges our theories about how black holes form," said study co-author Daniel Stern of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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seanjo

I don't think we have any real idea of how our Universe came into being or how old it really is.

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Unfortunately

This news is absolutely fascinating :o, great find Waspie!

Yet another unexplainable mystery making us rethink things that we already thought were set in stone. ^_^

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Fixed some grammar. :)

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Trelane

Such wonders to be discovered! The lady she flirts with us and shows us some secrets yet remains mysterious.

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paperdyer

Could have this Black Hole absorbed other Galaxies to be this big s young?

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Calibeliever

The other obvious possibility is they aren't calculating the age of the black hole correctly.

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Waspie_Dwarf
12 minutes ago, Calibeliever said:

The other obvious possibility is they aren't calculating the age of the black hole correctly.

That's unlikely unless the entire theory of big bang, expansion of the universe and red shift are wrong.

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South Alabam

I wonder what the mass of it is now?

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Calibeliever
1 hour ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

That's unlikely unless the entire theory of big bang, expansion of the universe and red shift are wrong.

It does seem unlikely given the refinement of the process of dating things over the last 60-70 years. But as a scientist, if your findings are wildly out sync with your expectations you have to start with your measurements first. Because either a. the dating is wrong, b. the mass is wrong or c. your theory of formation is wrong. I'd triple check a and b before I start re-writing c. 

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