Gargantua in the mist: A precocious black hole behemoth at the edge of cosmic dawn

To understand when supermassive black holes first appeared, astronomers scan the skies for actively-feeding black holes (known as ‘quasars’) from the Universe’s distant past. The latest discovery, by a team led by Eduardo Bañados (Carnegie Observatories) and published today in the journal Nature, is a record-breaker: J1342+0928, the most distant quasar known. …read more

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