Zooming in on the record-breaking quasar J0529-4351

This video takes us on a journey from our Milky Way far into the sky to the quasar J0529-4351, the bright core of a distant galaxy, in the direction of the Pictor constellation. Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, this quasar has been found to be the most luminous object known in the Universe to date. It is so far away that its light has taken over 12 billion years to reach us. The supermassive black hole powering J0529-4351 is the fastest-growing black hole ever discovered. The video ends with an artist’s impression of this record-breaking object; all other visuals shown are real astronomical images.

For more details on this discovery, check: eso2402 


 ESO/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Dark Energy Survey/M. Kornmesser. Music: Astral Electronic

About the Video

Release date:19 February 2024, 17:00
Related releases:eso2402
Duration:55 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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