April 13, 2024

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The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered an 'extremely red' supermassive black hole growing in the early universe

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered an 'extremely red' supermassive black hole growing in the early universe

Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers have discovered an “extremely red” supermassive black hole growing in the mysterious early universe.

The red color of the supermassive black hole, seen about 700 million years after the Big Bang, is the result of the expansion of the universe. As the universe expands outward in all directions, the light heading toward us is redshifted. In this case, the redshifted light indicates a thick mantle of gas and dust covering the black hole.