A monstrously huge black hole devours an Earth-sized chunk of matter every second

Artist’s impression of a rapidly expanding supermassive black hole seen from afar. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

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Astronomers have detected the brightest and fastest growing black hole to exist in the past 9 billion years. The huge cosmic entity is 3 billion times more massive than the Sun and swallow a Earth– large piece of material every second.

The new supermassive black hole, known as J1144, is about 500 times larger than Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the heart of the planet. Milky Waywho was recently photographed for the first time. A ring of super hot plasma around the huge void also emits around 7,000 times more light than our entire galaxy.

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