James Webb Space Telescope uncovers 13 billion years old black hole collision- Report

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has discovered the most distant merger of two gigantic black holes, dating back to 740 million years after the Big Bang.

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The Big Bang occurred 13.8 billion years ago, making this collision one of the earliest cosmic events ever observed.

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These supermassive black holes have masses millions to billions of times that of the Sun, similar to those found in massive galaxies like the Milky Way.

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The ZS7 System: The system, known as ZS7, features one black hole with a mass 50 million times that of the Sun. The second black hole is similar but harder to measure due to dense gas.

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The Growth Mystery: Astronomers are intrigued by how these black holes grew so massive. The merger could offer clues about their rapid growth during the "cosmic dawn."

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Research Insights: Lead author Hannah Ubler from the University of Cambridge noted that the findings indicate dense gas and energetic radiation near the black holes, suggesting intense accretion episodes.

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Powerful Observations: Launched in 2021, the James Webb Telescope is the largest and most powerful observatory ever sent into space, succeeding NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

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This discovery marks a significant milestone in our understanding of the early universe and the formation of supermassive black holes.

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