Oldest Black Holes are Growing the Fastest

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Astronomers have determined that the era of first fast growth of the most massive black holes occurred when the universe was much younger than previously thought. A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University found that the epoch of the first fast growth of black holes occurred when the Universe was only about 1.2 billion years old, and not two to four billion years old, as was previously believed. The team also found that these black holes are continuing to grow at a very fast rate.

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