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Astronomers discover oldest, most distant quasar and supermassive black hole 13 billion light years away – CBS News

The supermassive black hole at the center of one of the universe’s brightest objects is 1.6 billion times more massive than the sun.

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Lurking in a distant region of space, more than 13 billion light years away, is a luminous “quasar” fueled by a supermassive black hole 1.6 billion times more massive than the sun. Astronomers recently spotted the galactic beast, marking the oldest one of its kind. 
The ancient quasar, defined as a bright, massive, remote active galactic nucleus emitting huge amounts of energy, has been dubbed J0313-1806 by an international team, led by researchers at the University of Arizona. It dates back to…

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