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See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:32pm On Feb 21
- The black hole has a mass roughly 17 billion times that of our solar system's sun

Astronomers have found the brightest object in the universe – a 'hellish' black hole that consumes a star a day.

Described as 'the most hellish place in the universe', the black hole is 12 billion light years away and has a mass roughly 17 billion times that of our solar system's sun.


Due to their immense gravitational pull, black holes grow in mass by capturing nearby material, whether it's stars, planets and even other black holes.

The matter being pulled in toward this 'ultramassive' black hole, known as J0529-4351, forms a whopping disc that measures seven light-years in diameter.

That's about 15,000 times the distance from the sun to Neptune.


All galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their cores. When the inflow of gas and dust to this black hole reaches a certain level, the event can cause a 'quasar' to form - an extremely bright region as the material swirls around the black hole. Pictured, an artist's impression of the record-breaking quasar J0529-4351


Black holes act as intense sources of gravity that hoover up surrounding dust and gas, as well as planets and even other black holes (artist's depiction)

J0529-4351 was identified by a team at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, led by Associate Professor Christian Wolf.

'Hell has been imagined as a supremely uncomfortable place, hot and hostile to bodily forms of human life,' he said.

'Thanks to a huge astronomical survey of the entire sky, we have now found what may be the most hellish place in the universe.'

According to Professor Wolf, there is 'no need to be afraid' of a black hole like this, largely because it's 12 billion light years away.

'The light from this monster has taken more than 12 billion years to reach us, which means it would have stopped growing long ago,' he said.

Bearing in mind the universe is an estimated 13.7 billion years old, the light that we detect from the black hole now is a snapshot of the universe in its 'adolescent' phase.

'In the adolescent universe, matter was moving chaotically and feeding hungry black holes,' the academic explained.

'Today, stars are moving orderly at safe distances and only rarely plunge into black holes.

'In the nearby universe, we see that supermassive black holes these days are mostly sleeping giants.'



When the inflow of gas and dust to this black hole reaches a certain level, the event can cause a 'quasar' to form - an extremely bright region as the material swirls around the black hole. This image shows wide-field of the region around the quasar J0529-4351

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:32pm On Feb 21
Famously an inspiration for sci-fi movies like 'Event Horizon', black holes are regions of spacetime where gravity's pull is so strong that even light can not get out.

They act as intense sources of gravity that hoover up surrounding dust and gas, as well as planets and even other black holes.


They are often described as 'destructive monsters' because they tear apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close and hold light captive.

This black hole – fastest-growing black hole ever recorded – was first detected using a 7.5-foot (2.3 metre) telescope at the ANU Siding Spring Observatory near the town of Coonabarabran, about 300 miles from Sydney.

The research team then used one of the largest telescopes in the world – the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope – to confirm the full nature of the black hole and measure its mass.

When the inflow of gas and dust to this black hole reaches a certain level, the event can cause a 'quasar' to form – an extremely bright region as the material swirls around the black hole.


This black hole was first detected using a 7.5-foot (2.3 metre) telescope at the ANU Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, Australia (pictured)

Researchers say this black hole is surrounded by the largest and brightest disc of captive matter ever discovered.

It's the brightest object found so far in the universe – 500 trillion times brighter than our sun.

'Such a staggering amount of energy can only be released if the black hole eats about a sun worth of material every day,' said Professor Wolf.

As for why this has only been spotted now considering it's the brightest thing in the universe, it's because the universe is 'full of glowing black holes'.

'The world’s telescopes produce so much data that astronomers use sophisticated machine learning tools to sift through it all,' the expert said.

'Machine learning, by its nature, tends to find things that are similar to what has been found before.

'This makes machine learning excellent at finding run-of-the-mill accretion discs around black holes – roughly a million have been detected so far – but not so good at spotting rare outliers like J0529-4351.'


The study has been published in Nature Astronomy.

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:35pm On Feb 21
BLACK HOLES HAVE A GRAVITATIONAL PULL SO STRONG NOT EVEN LIGHT CAN ESCAPE

Black holes are so dense and their gravitational pull is so strong that no form of radiation can escape them - not even light.

They act as intense sources of gravity which hoover up dust and gas around them. Their intense gravitational pull is thought to be what stars in galaxies orbit around.


How they are formed is still poorly understood. Astronomers believe they may form when a large cloud of gas up to 100,000 times bigger than the sun, collapses into a black hole.

Many of these black hole seeds then merge to form much larger supermassive black holes, which are found at the centre of every known massive galaxy.

Alternatively, a supermassive black hole seed could come from a giant star, about 100 times the sun's mass, that ultimately forms into a black hole after it runs out of fuel and collapses.

When these giant stars die, they also go 'supernova', a huge explosion that expels the matter from the outer layers of the star into deep space.


Black holes act as intense sources of gravity that hoover up surrounding dust and gas, as well as planets and even other black holes (artist's depiction)

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Sirmwill: 5:40pm On Feb 21
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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by GanagiBitrus: 5:41pm On Feb 21
Described as 'the most hellish place in the universe', the black hole is 12 billion light years away and has a mass roughly 17 billion times that of our solar system's sun.

The mass of this Black Hole is 17billion times that of the sun. shocked

&Mass of Sun is 333,000 times that of Earth. shocked

This is just mind blowing. shocked shocked

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by EreluRoz: 5:48pm On Feb 21
My mind went somewhere else when I saw hungriest black hole.
I need to start going to fellowship again, it's been a battle between worldly life and Christlike life

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by MASTERCHIEF0847(m): 6:00pm On Feb 21
EreluRoz:
My mind went somewhere else when I saw hungriest black hole.
I need to start going to fellowship again, it's been a battle between worldly life and Christlike life
grin grin grin
Where did your mind go to?

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by EreluRoz: 6:03pm On Feb 21
MASTERCHIEF0847:

grin grin grin
Where did your mind go to?
carnal things . Anyways I've read it and never knew such thing exist

The op too was mischievous with the heading

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by JayTripz(m): 6:27pm On Feb 21
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Omoooo watin be this

Na news say

*Bag of rice has been reduced to 15k I de wait for

One man faint here near chicken Republic...Na only water Dem see pour am.... And everywhere de smell chicken and Rice...not fair

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by JayTripz(m): 6:27pm On Feb 21
obiekunie01:
una dey de talk about black hole when no concern us whn ndi #skullminersandabokis are very hungry! cheesy grin

grin grin grin grin grin

I tire ooo.... People nor chop Belle full na Black hole news una de tell us

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Hezzyluv: 6:28pm On Feb 21
Make them no go dig out one virus sha

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by NairalandForumo: 6:28pm On Feb 21
GanagiBitrus:



shocked shocked
The mass of this Black Hole is 17billion times that of the sun.
&Mass of Sun is 333,000 times that of Earth.

This is just mind blowing. shocked

From what scientists have studied, black holes can consume the stars and planets in the galaxies it comes close to, but I think they also expire at some point with lots of energy release but that could be maybe millions or maybe billions of years of consumption....

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by ArewaNightmare: 6:28pm On Feb 21
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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by sureteeboy(m): 6:30pm On Feb 21
Science is fascinating.
It's no surprise that these people are always at the fore front of technological advancement. From the tiniest of particles (Standard model of particle physics) to supermassive substances like Quasars and black holes, they've got it all covered.

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Sleekfingers: 6:30pm On Feb 21
Hmmmm
Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Gurudev1980(m): 6:33pm On Feb 21
I thought it was hellfire from the picture.

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by ClearFlair: 6:33pm On Feb 21
APC supporters not fit understand this one
Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Neoteny(m): 6:34pm On Feb 21
Science makes a discovery, typical ignoramus Nigerians go "wetin consign us", or "jesus is coming"

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by saddler: 6:36pm On Feb 21
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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Houseofglam7(f): 6:36pm On Feb 21
Hmmmmmmm
Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Uchesis: 6:36pm On Feb 21
jeromestarks:
No hole is as dark and bright as a pvssy hole.
Have a look into a vagina and see how black it is. Then insert your peniis and see how bright you will become.


You too like tow-tow grin

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Offpoint1: 6:37pm On Feb 21
The most fascinating things for me is always the distance. 12 billion lightyears away. Meaning if you start running at the speed of light, it'll take you 12 billion years to get there. That's insanely insane.

Meaning, even if humans somehow invent a machine that travels at light speed or 100x light speed, we won't still be able to make it there.


Our only hope is wormhole machine

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Godstiger(m): 6:38pm On Feb 21
When I studied little about the universe,I had an epiphany,and started viewing life from a different point of view

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by kaywhy09(m): 6:38pm On Feb 21
EreluRoz:
My mind went somewhere else when I saw hungriest black hole.
I need to start going to fellowship again, it's been a battle between worldly life and Christlike life

You need Jesus cheesy

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Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by ProphetMohemmad: 6:38pm On Feb 21
Hol
Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by nairalee(m): 6:38pm On Feb 21
Whoever called this the hungriest angriest balck hole has never seen that of some hungry olosho in the ghetto

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