The ancient object is 12 billion times the mass of our sun pumping out a million billion times the energy of our Sun.
It was powering a distant galaxy called a quasar, the study published in Nature revealed.
At a distance of 12.8 billion light years from Earth the quasar was formed only 900 million years after the Big Bang.
Report: North Korea could have 100 nukes by 2020
Situation Room |
4:47 PM ET, Wed February 25, 2015
CNN's Brian Todd reports North Korea's nuclear program is growing at an alarming rate, with a frightening new report projecting the country could have 100 nuclear bombs by 2020.
America's Largest Health Care Company Tells Supreme Court That Anti-Obamacare Argument Is "Absurd"
f getting rid of Obamacare is such a good idea, why isn't corporate America getting behind King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court case designed to demolish the Affordable Care Act? More than 52 different parties have weighed in with briefs in advance of oral arguments on March 4. Of those, 21 have been filed on behalf of the plaintiffs, who claim millions of Obamacare consumers are receiving illegal health insurance subsidies. The groups filing these briefs include libertarian think tanks, pro-life organizations, Christian legal shops, and some conservative Republican legislators. But not a single business group -- not the US Chamber of Commerce, not any of the health industry companies and trade groups that opposed the law when it was being drafted -- has presented a brief endorsing this lawsuit. read more
Forty years after first taking the oath as governor of California, Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in to an historic fourth term Monday, proposing sweeping changes to address global climate change while offering a measured approach to targeting the state's long-term financial liabilities. Brown has in the past used the speeches to make promises. In his third inauguration address in 2011, at age 72, he pledged not to raise taxes without a vote of the people, and to "speak the truth" about the state's financial condition, which at the time was a $27 billion deficit. Four years later, California is anticipating multi-billion dollar surpluses after voters approved Brown's sales and income tax increases. "While we have not reached the Promised Land, we have much to be proud of," he said.