Scientists have discovered the fastest growing black hole in 9 billion years. The black hole, which sends light with many wavelengths flaming in the universe, shines 7,000 times brighter than the entire Milky Way galaxy. Therefore, it is also known as a quasar. For those who don’t know, quasars are some of the brightest objects in the universe. When supermassive black holes emit matter at high speed, the end result is a quasar. Scientists who have analyzed its properties have called it SMSS J114447.77-430859.3 (J1144 for short).
According to the analysis, the light from the black hole traveled for almost 7 billion years to reach the Earth. The mass of this supermassive black hole is about 2.6 billion times the mass of the Sun. In fact, a material equivalent to the mass of the Earth falls into this black hole every second.
The research team was sent to Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. We would like to add that this black hole has gone unnoticed by scientists so far. As for the position, it is 18 degrees above the galactic plane. While previous studies have found that the position is 20 degrees above the disk of the Milky Way.
Astronomer Christopher Onken of the Australian National University said“Astronomers have been searching for objects like this for more than 50 years. Thousands of weaker ones were found, but this amazingly bright one had slipped unnoticed.
According to Onken and his team, this black hole is “a very large, unexpected needle in a haystack.”
Professor Christian Wolfe, co-author, said: “We are quite confident that this record will not be broken. We have essentially escaped from the sky, where objects like this could be hidden.”
As a result of this discovery, scientists are more enthusiastic about chasing other bright quasars. There are currently 80 new quasars, as confirmed by the team of scientists.