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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 concept illustrates a quasar  or feeding black hole  similar to APM 08279+5255  where ...
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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