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Astronomers spot the oldest black hole with startling origin history; Everything we know – Times of India

NASA astronomers have made a startling discovery as the team has managed to detect one of the oldest black holes with the help of the James Webb Space Telescope. The details are astonishing as the black hole might be dating back more than 13 billion years to the dawn of the universe.
The earliest black holes have major possibilities to unlock a puzzle about the amazing counterparts of the galaxies including the Milky Way, which is a billion times bigger than the mass of the sun. Now, the latest observations reveal that the galaxy called GN-z11 has pushed the origins of this mystery of the black hole’s infancy and has suggested that these black holes are either constructed big or grow rapidly in their early phase.

What are black holes?
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Black holes are one of the universe’s most questionable and weirdest objects. They are extremely powerful and have an intense gravity with light or matter fighting hard to escape their grip. The threshold of a black hole is traced out by its horizon, which is a no-point-of-return zone. Therefore, if anything goes beyond that boundary, it’s gone forever.
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These black holes come in many sizes, with stellar black holes majorly formed from the remnants of big stars, and can be up to 20 times bigger than the sun. Then there are supermassive black holes like the Sagittarius A, which is located at the center of the Milky Way. It might have masses that are equivalent to billions of suns which thus play an important role in the evolution of the universe.

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