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Astronomers Have Discovered The Most Distant Quasar Yet

This discovery should speak for itself. Scientists have discovered a crazy example of a crazy thing at a crazy distance. We're talking about the furthest quasar yet - the incredibly bright light from a supermassive black hole 800 million times the mass of the Sun, from just 690 million years after the Big Bang. More »      
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