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Scientists discover largest black hole blast ever recorded

Antofagasta - Scientists have announced the discovery of what they believe to be a record-breaking blast of gas and dust being ejected from a black hole more than 11.5 billion light-years away.
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This artist’s impression shows how ULAS J1120+0641  a very distant quasar powered by a black hole ...
ESO/M. Kornmesser
This artist’s impression shows how ULAS J1120+0641, a very distant quasar powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun, may have looked. This quasar is the most distant yet found and is seen as it was just 770 million years after the Big Bang. This object is by far the brightest object yet discovered in the early Universe.
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This artist’s impression shows the material ejected from the region around the supermassive black ...
ESO/L. Calçada
This artist’s impression shows the material ejected from the region around the supermassive black hole in the quasar SDSS J1106+1939.
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This artist s concept illustrates a quasar  or feeding black hole  similar to APM 08279+5255  where ...
NASA
This artist's concept illustrates a quasar, or feeding black hole, similar to APM 08279+5255, where astronomers discovered huge amounts of water vapor. Gas and dust likely form a torus around the central black hole, with clouds of charged gas above and below. X-rays emerge from the very central region, while thermal infrared radiation is emitted by dust throughout most of the torus. While this figure shows the quasar's torus approximately edge-on, the torus around APM 08279+5255 is likely positi
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