Astronomers have determined that the black hole at the center of the quasar, named J0313-1806, is the “oldest black hole” ever discovered.
According to the news in CNN, the new discovery of astronomers was discussed at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
In the study, the results of which were published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters, researchers from the University of Arizona determined that the rays of the black hole, right in the middle of the very bright quasar, came from 13 billion light-years away. This means that the quasar existed when the universe was 670 million years old, the researchers said.
Science men recorded that in the center of the quasar, called J0313-1806, there was a black hole 1.6 billion times the mass of the Sun.
Astronomers say that this is the “oldest black hole”He pointed to it.
There is a black hole at the center of all galaxies in the universe, including the Milky Way, which includes the solar system. Those black holes surrounded by super hot gases are called “quasars.” The extraordinary brilliance of the newly discovered quasar results from the extremely powerful heating of the gas surrounding the central black hole.