“Big Bang Quasars” –Colossal Unknown Black Holes Detected at Dawn of the Cosmos

 

Quasars of Early Universe

 

The Hubble Space Telescope captured the brightest quasar in the Early Universe shown above. Less than a billion years after the Big Bang a monster black hole began devouring anything within its gravitational grasp, triggering a burst of star formation around the black hole giving birth to a galaxy. This firestorm of energy equivalent to the light from 600 trillion Suns blazed across the universe.

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“The Great Void” — In a Massive Region of Space, Astronomers Find Far Fewer Galaxies Than Expected

 

Scientists have known that more than 12 billion years ago, about 1 billion years after the Big Bang, the gas in deep space was, on average, much more opaque than it is now in some regions, although the opacity varied widely from place to place. But they weren’t sure about what caused those variations.

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