Scientists Find Black Hole With 34 Billion Times The Mass Of Our Sun

IN SPACE - JULY 12: In this handout photo provided by NASA, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reveals Stephans Quintet, a visual grouping of five galaxies, in a new light on July 12, 2022 in space. This enormous mosaic is Webb's largest image to date, covering about one-fifth of the Moons diameter. It contains over 150 million pixels and is constructed from almost 1,000 separate image files. The information from Webb provides new insights into how galactic interactions may have driven galaxy evolution in the early universe.  (Photo by NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Scientists have recently reported discovering what they believe is the most massive black hole ever discovered in the early Universe.
  • It is 34 billion times the mass of our Sun, and it eats the equivalent of one Sun daily. The research led by the National University of Australia (ANU) has revealed how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe is, as well as how much matter it can suck in.
  • The black hole, known as ‘J2157’, was discovered by the same research team in 2018. The study detailing the humongous black hole’s characteristics has been published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. According to Dr. Christopher Onken and his colleagues, this object is 34 billion times the Sun’s mass and gobbles up the equivalent of one Sun every day. That’s a billion with a b.

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