May 21, 2024

JWST Spots Most Distant Black Hole Merger Yet

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From 13 billion light-years across the gulf of space and time, we’ve just caught a glimpse of the most distant black hole merger discovered yet.

Using JWST, an international team of astronomers has discovered two supermassive black holes, and their attendant galaxies, coming together in a colossal cosmic collision, just 740 million years after the Big Bang.

This discovery could be a clue that helps us piece together where supermassive black holes came from, and how they grew so large, so early in the history of the Universe.

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