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By Ritchie Annand Date 2015-02-27 16:14
If they'd arrived at a slightly older age of the universe in the first place, they wouldn't be as surprised.

From the article:

The article said:

For the black hole to grow to such a staggering size in less than a billion years, the astronomers posit, it must have been pulling in interstellar mass from its surroundings at the maximum rate the whole time. Even so, the radiation of the quasar formed by the black hole should have started to limit that mass accumulation before such a size was reached.


Or, it could be closer than indicated by the z, or the 13.7 billion year time frame might not be the actual limit.

Hey, Ari, have you run across SDSS J0100+2802 in your travels yet?
By Ari Jokimäki Date 2015-03-03 10:45
No, I haven't. There are so many SDSS quasars and so little time...
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