Billion Solar Mass Black Hole

An artist’s impression of the quasar Pōniuāʻena. Astronomers discovered this, the second most distant quasar ever found, using the international Gemini Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Programs of NSF’s NOIRLab. It is the first quasar to receive an indigenous Hawaiian name.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld

About the Image

Id:noirlab2015c
Type:Collage
Release date:June 25, 2020, 6 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2015
Size:9000 x 4500 px

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