Astronomers discover fastest-growing black hole ever

Astronomers discover fastest-growing black hole ever

Wolf said that if the black hole had been located at the central position of the Milky Way galaxy, it would have appeared near about ten times brighter as compared to a full moon. So if Wolf is right, this insane black hole is sending out an nearly incomprehensible amount of sterilizing radiation that essentially renders an entire corner of the cosmos inhospitable to life as we know it.

The team estimate that this black hole has a mass of at least 20 billion times greater than the mass of the Sun.

Dr Wolf said one benefit from finding black holes is they act as backlighting to everything else out in the cosmos, making it easier to see. They looked at the quasar named SMSS~J215728.21-360215.1, and in its center, they saw a supermassive black hole that shines brightly.

However, he did then add the caveat: "It's billions of light years away, so don't cancel your weekend plans".

Astronomers discover fastest-growing black hole in space.

The energy radiated from supermassive black holes ionizes the surrounding gas and contribute cosmic reionization, where neutral atoms break apart into their constituent parts: electrons, protons, and neutrons. This even helped in detecting it as the light waves generated from that black hole get red-shifted at the time of their prolonged journey to the Earth.

This makes the newfound giant black hole the fastest-growing quasar in the known universe.

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"Again, if this monster was at the centre of the Milky Way it would likely make life on Earth impossible with the huge amounts of x-rays emanating from it", he said. "It would appear as an incredibly bright pin-point star that would nearly wash out all of the stars in the sky".

Given its distance from Earth, Dr Wolf said it would have formed when the universe, which was formed 13.8 billion years ago, was just 1.3 billion years old.

'Scientists can see the shadows of objects in front of the supermassive black hole, ' Wolf said.

We often think of a black hole as the darkest object in the universe, consuming even the light that comes near it.

According to Wolf, this kind of black holes that are both fast-growing and incredibly large are "exceedingly rare" to find and could actually be used to measure the expansion of the universe.

The researchers followed up their detection with data from the Gaia satellite, and confirmed it as a supermassive black hole using the spectrograph on the ANU 2.3 meter telescope.

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