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B How did this Black Hole come to exist?

  1. Dec 8, 2017 #1

    wolram

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    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206131946.htm

    A team of astronomers, including two from MIT, has detected the most distant supermassive black hole ever observed. The black hole sits in the center of an ultrabright quasar, the light of which was emitted just 690 million years after the Big Bang. That light has taken about 13 billion years to reach us -- a span of time that is nearly equal to the age of the universe.

    May be the universe is older than we think?
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2017 #2
    I wonder whether the red shift observed and used to calculate distance might be in part due to the emitted photons coming from close to the event horizon, and it is not entirely a cosmological red shift.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2017 #3

    wolram

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    I'm not sure but if this Black Hole formed during re ionisation some thing must be wrong, either the observation has errors or the age of the universe must be wrong.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2017 #4

    Drakkith

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    How so? How does this contradict the age of the universe?
     
  6. Dec 8, 2017 #5

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  7. Dec 8, 2017 #6

    Drakkith

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