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2019

Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe
Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe March 13, 2019

A team of astronomers has discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in the distant universe, from an epoch when the universe was less than 10 percent of its present age. This finding was made by using the wide-field camera Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) mounted on the Subaru Telescope.

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