Tuesday, March 3, 2015

a black hole the size of a billion suns

this gargantuan creature is (so far) the oldest black hole in the universe. 
The newfound black hole and galaxy are meas­ured as lying 12.8 bil­lion light years from Earth. Since a light-year is the dis­tance light trav­els in a year, that would mean that from Earth we see the gal­axy as it was that many bil­lion years ago.
ask yourself, what happens inside it? where does all the stuff the black hole swallows go? we're still grappling with those questions.

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