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Massive sun-devouring black hole found ‘hiding in plain sight,’ astronomers say

Imagine a cosmic marvel so bright that it outshines our sun by a mind-boggling 500 trillion times, and devours a sun’s worth of matter every single day. Well, astronomers recently stumbled upon just that – a dazzling quasar with a colossal black hole at its core, nestled 12 billion light-years away from Earth.

Surprisingly, this celestial gem, named J0529-4351, evaded detection for years, masquerading as a humble star until a team of Australian astronomers, led by Christian Wolf, cracked its cosmic code last year.

With a mass a whopping 17 billion times that of our sun, this ancient behemoth is a force to be reckoned with. Picture swirling clouds of gas and dust swirling around it, generating temperatures hotter than 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit and winds that could encircle Earth in the blink of an eye.

Despite its immense power, there’s still much we don’t know about this cosmic giant. Scientists are eager to conduct further observations to unravel its mysteries, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the tumultuous history of our universe.

In the grand tapestry of space, where wonders never cease, J0529-4351 shines as a beacon of discovery, reminding us of the boundless beauty and mysteries that await exploration beyond our earthly confines.

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