Skip to comments.The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite
Posted on 07/04/2020 9:07:12 AM PDT by LibWhacker
(CNN)The fastest-growing black hole in the universe is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and feasts on a meal the equivalent of our sun each day, according to a new study.
This massive, hungry black hole was first identified and studied by researchers in May 2018. Previously, they believed it consumed the mass equivalent to our sun every two days. Now, they have a better understanding of this monster black hole and its gluttonous behavior.
The study published Wednesday in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
The black hole is known as J2157 and exists more than 12 billion light-years back in the distant universe. Astronomers are trying to understand how such massive black holes could evolve during the early days of the universe. The researchers continue to search for more massive black holes like this one to understand how they have grown.
"It's the biggest black hole that's been weighed in this early period of the Universe," said Christopher Onken, lead study author and research fellow at the Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, in a statement. "We're seeing it at a time when the universe was only 1.2 billion years old, less than 10 per cent of its current age."
It dwarfs the supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* in our own Milky Way galaxy.
"The black hole's mass is about 8,000 times bigger than the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way," Onken said. "If the Milky Way's black hole wanted to grow that fat, it would have to swallow two thirds of all the stars in our Galaxy."
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Did they find the federal deficit?
Oh....I thought this was commentary on the current reverse racism.....
It would be totally wrong of me to make a Michelle Obama joke, right?
I call BS.
Al Sharpton had bariatric surgery.
Black Hole? Don’t worry. The BLM and Antifa crowd will be on this like a duck on a June Bug.
They haven’t changed the name “black hole” yet??
Maybe it should go on a low carb diet. Get out more.
Beat me to it.
Of course. We have rules of decorum here established long ago. That's why I didn't mention Stacey Abrams---until now. Also I was finished laughing over your post so I could write that.
For a minute I thought it said "black hoe" - almost got myself banned.
How about, “Hole of color”?
Yeah, I'd like to know how a black hole formed so early in the age of the universe. Obviously it was not as big as it is now, but still...
Any better source for this than the commie news network of violent social sociopaths?
But is it heading this way?
“fastest-growing black hole in the universe”
Because if we don’t know about it then it must not exist.
The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite and is none other than the spirit of antichrist which drives the Left.
Another description of the Back-Hole Terminator of the Left: it cant be bargained with, it cant be reasoned with, it doesnt feel pity, remorse, or fear, and absolutely will not stop ever - until America is DEAD.
I click on a lot of outer space phenomena because I find it immensely strange and interesting.
Kind of detracts from the thrill to see your source is cnn. I might as well go enjoy a sci-fi book. They have a better fact to fiction ratio.
What they are looking at existed 12 BILLION YEARS AGO!
Just a little irrelevant to present time.
If it had grown to affect our galaxy - we would not even be here today.
Ha! You guys beat me to it! Here I thought I’d be clever and state this was about Oprah!
Let the debate begin!
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