The Brightest Object of Early Universe

Scientists have discovered the most brilliant object yet from the infancy of the cosmos, a super-bright galaxy, called ULAS J1120+0641, that is the most distant one found to date. It’s the brightest object discovered from the early universe, giving off 60 trillion times as much light as our sun.The distance to the quasar was then determined from observations made with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope and the Gemini North Telescope. According to scientists the quasar existed only 770 million years after the Big Bang. It’s believed that quasars arise at an early stage of the universe, and radiate a enormous amount of energy. It is assumed that in the center of their located supermassive black holes.

By analyzing the light from ULAS J1120+0641, scientists estimate the quasar was powered by a black hole 2 billion times the mass of the sun. Scientists hope that further monitoring of the quasar would help in solving one of the biggest mysteries of the Universe evolution.
source:www.space.com