Astronomers discovered the oldest black hole
Astronomers discovered that the black hole at the center of the quasar, named J0313-1806, is the "oldest black hole" ever discovered.
The newly discovered black hole by astronomers was discussed at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
In the study, the results of which were published in an astronomical journal, researchers from the University of Arizona determined that the rays of the black hole right in the middle of the very bright quasar came from 13 billion light years away.
The researchers explained that this means it existed when the universe was only 670 million years old.
1.6 billion times the mass of the Sun
Scientists discovered that there was a black hole 1.6 billion times the mass of the Sun in the center of the quasar called J0313-1806.
Astronomers pointed out that this is the "oldest black hole" ever discovered.
What is a quasar?
There is a black hole at the center of all galaxies in the universe, including the Milky Way, which includes the solar system. Those black holes surrounded by super hot gases are called "quasars."
The extraordinary brilliance of the newly discovered quasar results from the extremely powerful heating of the gas surrounding the central black hole.