A 3D animation of the most distant quasar

This artist’s impression shows how ULAS J1120+0641, a very distant quasar powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun, may have looked. This quasar is the most distant yet found and is seen as it was just 770 million years after the Big Bang. This object is by far the brightest object yet discovered in the early Universe.


ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Release date:29 June 2011, 19:00
Related releases:eso1122
Duration:35 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:ULAS J1120+0641
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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