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NASA Telescopes Discover Most Distant Black Hole Formed Shortly After Big Bang

In a recent breakthrough, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the James Webb Space Telescope have revealed the discovery of the most distant black hole ever, formed 470 million years after the Big Bang.


This black hole, found in the galaxy UHZ1, located 3.5 billion light-years away in the direction of the Abell 2744 galaxy cluster, is at an early stage of growth. What’s unique is that its mass is similar to that of its host galaxy, which is a rare phenomenon.


The discovery, made possible by gravitational lensing, magnified the signals from both the galaxy and the supermassive black hole, allowing Chandra to detect the faint X-ray source, offering insights into how supermassive black holes rapidly accumulate massive masses soon after the Big Bang.


This further raises questions about the origin of black holes, if they are formed from the collapse of massive gas clouds or the explosions of the first stars.

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