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An artist’s rendering of the most distant quasar | by European Southern Observatory
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An artist’s rendering of the most distant quasar

This artist’s impression shows how ULAS J1120+0641, a very distant quasar powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun, may have looked. This quasar is the most distant yet found and is seen as it was just 770 million years after the Big Bang. This object is by far the brightest object yet discovered in the early Universe.

 

Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Taken on February 23, 2012