The brightest object in the universe – level 2

26-02-2024 15:00

Scientists discovered the brightest object in the universe, and they named it J0529-4351. They used the Very Large Telescope in Chile.

The object is a quasar, a very big object which emits large amounts of energy. It shines 500 trillion times brighter than the Sun and hosts the fastest-growing black hole scientists ever recorded. The distance from Earth is 12 billion light-years and it emphasizes the object’s brightness.

These findings challenge all we know about the early universe and how it formed. It suggests that black holes formed shortly after the Big Bang. Understanding this could help scientists find out what happened in the early days of the universe.

Difficult words: emit (produce gas or energy), emphasize (to make something seem important), challenge (to bring questions if something is valid).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What findings have scientists made about the object J0529-4351 and how does it challenge our understanding of the early universe?


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