NASA announced the discovery in an official statement on Wednesday, April 13. It has been confirmed that the black hole formed during the beginning of the universe.
It is believed to be the main missing link between young galaxies, their budding stars, and the first supermassive black holes. So far, the monster, nicknamed GNz7q, has been lurking unnoticed in one of the most explored regions of the night sky, the Great Observations Origins Deep Survey-North (GOODS-North).
NASA wins. They discovered a supermassive black hole
Astronomers have determined that the black hole formed only 750 million years after the Big Bang. It was emphasized that although such objects had been indicated by computer simulations, they had not been observed before.
Our analysis indicates that GNz7q is the first example of a rapidly growing black hole in the dusty core of a star-forming galaxy during this period. It is the first supermassive black hole to form in the universe known to researchers, confirms Seiji Fujimoto, an astronomer from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.
NASA explains that black holes form in the dust-covered cores of rapidly forming stars in star-forming galaxies before turning into quasars. – Combined sources of continuous electromagnetic radiation with tremendous power. Objects of this type have been observed many times before. However, no evidence has ever been found for the existence of supermassive black holes in the early universe.
The observed characteristics of the black hole are consistent with theoretical predictions. The host galaxy GNz7q forms stars at 1,600 solar masses per year. The statement stressed that the object itself can be clearly seen when exposed to ultraviolet rays, but is much worse when used with X-rays.
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Scientists say their discovery was made possible thanks to the use of radiation of different wavelengths. So far, this type of research has allowed the identification of quasars in the early universe. Astronomers hope to find other supermassive black holes soon.
The spectroscopic instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope will allow objects such as GNz7q to be studied in unprecedented, underlined detail.
The James Webb Space Telescope was launched on December 25, 2021. It is used for infrared monitoring and is intended to complement the Hubble Space Telescope.
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