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Ancient faraway quasar, black hole found

A faraway quasar with a huge supermassive black hole and dating back 13 billion years has been found using data from three Hawaii-based telescopes, according to findings set to be published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. "Poniua'ena is the most distant object known in the universe hosting a black hole exceeding one billion solar masses," says Jinyi Yang, lead author of the study.

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