The oldest supermassive black hole has been captured on camera

The oldest supermassive black hole has been captured on camera

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced the discovery of the oldest supermassive black hole ever detected, located at the center of the CEERS 1019 galaxy, using the James Webb Space Telescope.

According to a news article by AA, NASA’s official website states that the newly discovered oldest black hole in the center of the CEERS 1019 galaxy formed approximately 570 million years after the Big Bang and has a mass 9 million times that of the Sun.

New images obtained with the James Webb Space Telescope have also identified two galaxies believed to have formed 470 and 675 million years after the Big Bang.

Researchers continue to study the black holes at the centers of these two galaxies, and it is mentioned that the “oldest supermassive black hole” located in the CEERS 1019 galaxy may soon lose its record.

Steven Finkelstein, the lead researcher of the study, stated that the newly discovered black holes appeared like ordinary galaxies in other telescopes before the James Webb Space Telescope.

The James Webb Space Telescope combines infrared images and spectrum data obtained during the CEERS survey to create a map of the early universe.

Prior to this discovery, the previously detected oldest black holes were found to have formed approximately 1 billion years after the Big Bang.

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