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Finding Direct-Collapse Black Holes at Birth

4 Aug 2020, 16:00 UTC
Finding Direct-Collapse Black Holes at Birth
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Daniel J. Whalen et al 2020 ApJL 897 L16
Cosmological simulations show that black holes born from the direct collapse of population III stars in cold accretion flows — which could grow to a billion solar masses by z ~ 7 — could be detectable by the James Webb Space Telescope.

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