Researchers gazing into the vastness of space have discovered an intriguing supermassive black hole that has left astronomers scratching their heads.
The wondrous find is both the oldest and most distant black hole ever observed and is an astounding 800 million times the mass of our sun.
The point at which scientists observed the black hole in its development is quite remarkable as it achieved this incredible size in a mere 690 million years after the Big Bang occurred.
That has proven to somewhat paradoxical for astronomers, since they cannot fathom how the black hole managed to grow to such an enormous size in what is a relatively short amount of time.
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