WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered the oldest and farthest known supermassive Black Hole. It is celestial brute that is 800 million times the mass of our Sun. It is providing scientists some previous surprises about the nature of the universe, on a cosmic scale, it was a mere toddler. That would be crucial help in the field of understanding universe.
Astronomers said that this Black Hole is residing at the center of a highly luminous celestial object called a quasar. It is located about 13.1 billion light years away from our Earth. This light of quasar is detected by the researcher’s dates back to about 690 million years after the Big Bang that created the universe. Explaining more about it that cosmos was only 5 percent of its present age at that time.
Most Distant Black Hole Discovered In Universe
Astronomer Eduardo Banados of the Carnegie Institution for Science explains that “So if the universe was a 50-year-old person, we’re seeing a picture of that person when he or she was 2-1/2 years old.” Eduardo, who led the research published in the journal Nature. He gave an idea about this Black Hole this way.
Banados also added, “When we are looking at further distances, we’re also looking back in time” because of the time it takes for light to travel across the universe. That means this object dates back 13.1 billion years. By the way of our comparison, Earth is about 4.5 billion years old approximately.
This newly detected quasar (Black Hole) in the universe, designated as J1342+0928. It was existed during a fundamental shift in the nature of the early universe when it was moving from its “dark ages,” with no light emitted, into a time of luminosity.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research professor says that “this object will provide us with a measurement of the time at which the universe first became illuminated with starlight.” Really this universe is itself has an unsolved mystery, where we can’t find complete conclusion.