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Found: The oldest known supermassive black hole in the universe


Thanks to the beacon-like glare of a quasar, astronomers have discovered the most distant supermassive black hole they’ve ever seen, carrying the mass of a whopping 800 million suns.

The quasar J1342+0928, described in the journal Nature, sheds new light on a mysterious epoch near the dawn of the…



Source: LA Times

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