Gargantua in the Mist: A Precocious Black Hole Behemoth at the Edge of Cosmic Dawn

Artist’s concepts of the most distant supermassive black hole known.the black hole resides in a mostly neutral universe, 690 million years after the Big Bang, at a time when the first galaxies were appearing.

Credit:

Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science

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Id:noao1707b
Type:Artwork
Release date:Dec. 6, 2017, 1 p.m.
Related releases:noao1707
Size:3600 x 2400 px

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