View Full Version : Scientists find monster black hole - biggest ever

Richard Amiel McGough
12-06-2011, 02:13 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have found the biggest black holes known to exist — each one 10 billion times the mass of our sun.

A team led by astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, discovered the two gigantic black holes in clusters of elliptical galaxies more than 300 million light years away. That's relatively close on the galactic scale.

"They are monstrous," Berkeley astrophysicist Chung-Pei Ma told reporters. "We did not expect to find such massive black holes because they are more massive than indicated by their galaxy properties. They're kind of extraordinary."

The previous black hole record-holder is as large as 6 billion suns.

In research released Monday by the journal Nature, the scientists suggest these black holes may be the leftovers of quasars that crammed the early universe. They are similar in mass to young quasars, they said, and have been well hidden until now.

02-25-2012, 06:03 AM
But wonder how big we are for the smallest atoms and quarks. Thats how i see God, as big as the universe, and as little as the quark.

Have you seen Louie giglio on how big he describes the different suns and galaxies?