Space Sparks Episode 11 - Astronomers Detect Supermassive Black Hole Precursor Lurking in Archival Hubble Data

An international team of astronomers using archival data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and other space- and ground-based observatories have discovered a unique object in the distant, early Universe that is a crucial link between young star-forming galaxies and the earliest supermassive black holes. This object is the first of its kind to be discovered so early in the Universe’s history, and had been lurking unnoticed in one of the best-studied areas of the night sky.


Directed by: Bethany Downer and Nico Bartmann
Editing: Nico Bartmann
Web and technical support: Enciso Systems
Written by: Bethany Downer
Music: STAN DART - Organic Life
Footage and photos: ESA/Hubble, ESA, NASA, STScI

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Release date:13 April 2022, 17:00
Related releases:heic2204
Duration:01 m 33 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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