Tag: quasars

In a galaxy 9.6 billion light years away from the Earth…

a huge swirling image in space with a tiny black dot at its centre

An artist’s impression of quasar J0313-1806 showing the supermassive black hole and the extremely high velocity wind. The quasar, seen just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is 1000 times more luminous than the Milky Way, and is powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole, which weighs in at more than 1.6 billion times the mass of the Sun. Image credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva