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Cloaked Black Hole Discovered in Early Universe using NASA's Chandra

8 Aug 2019, 17:00 UTC
Cloaked Black Hole Discovered in Early Universe using NASA's Chandra X-ray: NASA/CXO/Ponticifca Catholic Univ. of Chile/F. Vito; Radio: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); Optical: Pan-STARRS

Astronomers have discovered evidence for the farthest "cloaked" black hole found to date, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. At only about 6% of the current age of the universe, this is the first indication of a black hole hidden by gas at such an early time in the history of the cosmos.

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