Artist’s impression of quasar J0313-1806

An artist’s impression of quasar J0313-1806 showing the supermassive black hole and the extremely high velocity wind. The quasar, seen just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is 1000 times more luminous than the Milky Way, and is powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole, which weighs in at more than 1.6 billion times the mass of the Sun.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva (Spaceengine)

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Id:noirlab2102a
Type:Artwork
Release date:Jan. 12, 2021, 10:15 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2102
Size:3840 x 2160 px

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