New Black Hole Discovered In Early Universe
By Irene Klotz
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – – A black hole 12 billion times as massive as the sun has been found in a glowing quasar that existed when the universe was just a fraction of its current age, scientists said on Wednesday.
The discovery challenges currently held theories that black holes and their host galaxies grew in relative lockstep over the eons.
Found within the distant celestial bodies called quasars, black holes are regions of space so dense with matter that not even light can travel fast enough to escape their gravitational pits. Black holes are detected by effects they have on nearby galaxies, stars and dust.
The newly found black hole contains the equivalent of about 12 billion suns, more than twice the mass of previously found black holes of similar age, said researcher Bram Venemans with the Max Planck Institute —> Read More Here