“700 Trillion Suns” –A Black Hole So Huge It’s 10,000 Times Brighter Than Its Host

Gargatuan Black Hole

 

This black hole is growing so rapidly that it’s as luminous as 700 trillion suns, shining thousands of times more brightly than an entire galaxy due to all of the gases it sucks in daily that cause lots of friction and heat. How this drainpipe into eternity grew to such mass so early after the Big Bang is a profound puzzle for physics.

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