It’s an exciting week for black hole research!
Astronomers have just discovered 83 extremely, extremely old supermassive black holes – about 13 billion years old.
These black holes were found via the Subaru Telescope in Japan, and are believed to have formed just 800 million years after the universe itself formed 13.8 billion years ago. That’s exciting news...because it means these black holes might have a lot to teach us about the structure of the universe that we see today.
A few more things to know about these monster-sized black holes:
Interested in learning more about black holes? Catch our show, Black Holes, playing every day in LSC’s Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.