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Massive Black Hole Reveals When The First Stars Blinked On

Enlarge this image An artist’s conception of the most-distant supermassive black hole ever discovered, which is part of a quasar from just 690 million years after the Big Bang. Robin Dienel/Courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science/Nature hide caption toggle caption Robin Dienel/Courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science/Nature Scientists have just discovered a supermassive black hole that existed surprisingly early in the history of the universe, and the puzzling find is shedding new light on when the first stars blinked on. Astronomers spotted the black hole, the most distant…

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