“Collapse!” –Ancient Redshift Black Holes a Billion Times More Massive than the Sun

Supermassive Black Holes

 

 

The discovery of black holes was the first collision of quantum gravity with general relativity: astrophysicists at Western University have found evidence for the direct formation of black holes that do not need to emerge from a star remnant. The production of black holes in the early universe, formed in this manner, may provide scientists with an explanation for the presence of extremely massive black holes at a very early stage in the history of our universe.

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“X-Ray Map of the Cosmos” –Unveils Unknown Supermassive Black Holes & Dark Energy

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“Have you seen your body in X-rays? It looks completely different,” says astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev. “We will do the same with the Universe.” Sunyaev, an eminent Soviet-born cosmologist at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics about a joint German–Russian mission called Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) will launch into space to create a 3D x-ray map of the cosmos that will reveal how the Universe accelerates under the mysterious repulsive force called dark energy and detect up to three million supermassive black holes.

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“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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“Switched On” –A New Class of Black Hole 50 Times Brighter

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A Tel Aviv University-led research team identified  three cosmic events that form a new and tantalizing class of black hole re-activation.

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“The Galaxy With One Star” –A Black Hole So Big, So Blindingly Bright That It Blocks the Light of All Stars

 

 

“If this monster was at the center of the Milky Way it would likely make life on Earth impossible with the huge amounts of x-rays emanating from it,” said Christian Wolf, with the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics who made the momentous detection.”It would appear 10 times brighter than a full moon, an incredibly bright pin-point star that would almost wash out all of the stars in the sky. It’s probably 10,000 times brighter than the galaxy it lives in.” So bright, that it is blinding our view and we can’t see the galaxy itself.

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