Quasar upends ideas about black hole formation

A new discovery "presents the biggest challenge yet for the theory of black hole formation and growth in the early universe."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: space light black-holes science-and-technology quasar

Clouds ‘cloak’ black hole from the early universe

Researchers have discovered the first evidence of a cloaked black hole in the early universe, existing just 850 million years after the Big Bang.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 9, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: space galaxies black-holes science-and-technology quasar

Quasar shines with light of 600 trillion suns

The discovery of the brightest quasar ever seen in the early universe suggests a "hidden" population still waiting for astronomers to find.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Jan. 11, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: space black-holes science-and-technology quasar

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