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Most distant quasar discovered sheds light on how black holes grow – Phys.org

A team of astronomers led by the University of Arizona has observed a luminous quasar 13.03 billion light-years from Earth—the most distant quasar discovered to…

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A team of astronomers led by the University of Arizona has observed a luminous quasar 13.03 billion light-years from Earththe most distant quasar discovered to date. Dating back to 670 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was only 5% its current age, the quasar hosts a supermassive black hole equivalent to the combined mass of 1.6 billion suns.
In addition to being the most distantand by extension, earliestquasar known, the object is the first of its kind to show evidence of an outflowing…

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