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Behemoth the Size of 800 Million Suns--"Discovery a Clue to How Black Holes Grew So Big So Fast In the Early Universe"

Astronomers have profound questions about the first billion years of the universe: what burned off the fog of the cosmic dark ages? Was it the formation of stars or supermassive black holes, or both? And how did those black holes...        
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