Newfound Supermassive Black Hole is 12 Billion Times Larger than the Sun

February 26, 2015 5:44 AM

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An international team of astronomers recently reported that it hadfound one of the largest supermassive black hole ever discovered, which holds 12 billion times the mass of our sun.

Furthermore, to the scientists’ surprise, the black hole is also very young (at an astronomical scale), dating back from when the cosmos was no older than 1 billion years.

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