Supermassive Black Hole Is Too Big To Exist

Found: The most distant supermassive black hole ever observed

But this black hole arose in a universe that was only 690 million years old - not almost enough time to accumulate the mass needed to grow so big. The quasar's light traveled some 13 billion light-years before reaching the Magellan Telescopes. "It's very puzzling", says MIT physics professor Robert Simcoe. "It has an extremely high mass, and yet the universe is so young that this thing shouldn't exist". This is very unlike the black holes that form in the present-day Universe, which rarely exceed a few dozen solar masses.

Artist's conceptions of the most-distant supermassive black hole ever discovered, which is part of a quasar from just 690 million years after the Big Bang. This shift from neutral to ionized hydrogen represented a fundamental change in the universe that has persisted to this day. Often we think of black holes as forming when a massive star collapses in on itself. "This is the most accurate measurement of that time, and a real indication of when the first stars turned on". Researchers report the find in the journal Nature. The other lead authors are from the Carnegie Institution for Science, in Pasadena, California. This is the most distant quasar-a supermassive black hole surrounded by a disk of gas-ever identified and it will help astronomers to better understand exactly how black holes grew when the universe was first forming. Quasars consist of a supermassive black hole and the swirling bits of matter it absorbs.

Banados and his team used the Carnegie's Magellan telescopes in Chile, supported by observatories in Hawaii, the American Southwest and the French Alps. FIRE is a spectrometer that classifies objects based on their infrared spectra.

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The light that was measured from the exceedingly distant quasar has been a long time in coming: approximately 13 billion years for it to reach humanity's instruments on Earth, according to NASA. Astronomers refer to this Doppler-like phenomenon as "redshift"; the more distant an object, the farther its light has shifted toward the red, or infrared end of the spectrum. This newly discovered black hole has a mass that is 800 million times the mass of our Sun.

Around the time of this newest quasar, the universe was emerging from a so-called Dark Ages. Immediately following the Big Bang, the universe resembled a cosmic soup of hot, extremely energetic particles. This is the point at which the universe became transparent to light. The Universe stayed dark, without any luminous sources, until gravity condensed matter into the first stars and galaxies. That means the quasar is not only the most distant - it is also the only example we have that can be seen before the universe became reionized.

Much of the hydrogen surrounding the newly discovered quasar is neutral. "Only one quasar was known to exist at a redshift greater than seven before now, despite extensive searching", said Xiaohui Fan of the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. "While we wait for the construction of the new generation of giant telescopes, such as the GMT, telescopes such as the Magellans at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile will continue to play a crucial role in the study of the early Universe", added Las Campanas Director Leopoldo Infante. "So there must be another way that it formed".

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