The oldest black hole is a monster of 800 million times bigger than the Sun

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The most distant and hence most ancient, supermassive black hole among ever discovered, weight about 800 million times more than our Sun.

Black hole is part of the quasar, which is 690 million years after the Big Bang. The Behemoth rose to a mass of 800 million times greater than the Sun, when the universe had reached only 5% of the current age, says a new study.

It is believed that supermassive black holes with masses millions or billions times more than our Sun, lurk in the hearts of most galaxies. Previous studies have shown that these giants emit an unusually large amount of light, when stars break and absorb matter. Probably they are the driving force behind quasars, which are among the brightest objects in the Universe.

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