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Astronomers just found the oldest supermassive black hole yet – CNET

Just 670 million years after the Big Bang, a quasar with a monstrous black hole dominated a growing galaxy.

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Just 670 million years after the Big Bang, the quasar J0313-1806 was born. It’s the most distant black hole ever discovered.
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A quasar has been discovered in a dark corner of space over 13.03 billion light-years away, and it contains a supermassive black hole 1.6 billion times more massive than the sun at its heart. 
Dubbed J0313-1806, the quasar, as we see it, is from a time when the universe was just 670 million years old, about 5% of its current age. At such a distance,…

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