Record-Breaking Blast from Black Hole

Written by The Night Sky Guy on November 28, 2012 – 11:39 pm -

Astronomers have witnessed a record breaking blast flowing out of a monster black hole more than 11.5 billion light years distant.

The supermassive predator with a mass of 1 to 3 billion suns lurks at the core of a quasar – a class of extremely bright and energetic galaxies –  dubbed SDSS J1106+1939.

Read more about this giant predator and how it may shed light on galaxy evolution at  National Geographic.

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