The oldest black hole in the universe has been discovered

Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of the oldest black hole ever seen, a 13-billion-year-old object that is literally “eating” its host galaxy.

Astronomers made the discovery with the James Webb Space Telescope.

The oldest black hole is surprisingly massive – a few million times the mass of our Sun. The fact that it's so early in the universe “challenges our assumptions about how black holes form and grow,” according to a statement. University of Cambridge In England

News of the discovery was published in the study on Wednesday “A Small and Massive Black Hole in the Early Universe” In a peer-reviewed journal Nature.

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