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.