Astronomers just discovered a supermassive black hole from the dawn of the universe

And it’s much bigger than we expected.

Popular Science
Dec 8, 2017 · 4 min read
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This artist’s conception illustrates one of the most primitive supermassive black holes known (central black dot) at the core of a young, star-rich galaxy. Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images.

By Mary Beth Griggs

There was a bang. A big one. It was the beginning of everything, but for several hundred million years, all was darkness. Then, lights started flickering to life, stars and gases and galaxies all coming online.

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