A newly found black hole is shattering records, revealing new things about how such objects formed.

Two space telescopes paired up to examine a giant black hole that has a mass approximately equal to the galaxy that hosts it. It's an early starter: the galaxy existed just 470 million years after the Big Bang that formed our universe about 13.8 billion years ago. The existence of this black hole is, therefore, a huge clue as to how supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies form.

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