Monster black hole devouring one sun every day

20 Feb 2024

The fastest-growing black hole ever recorded – devouring the equivalent of one sun every day – has been discovered by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU). 


Lead author Associate Professor Christian Wolf from ANU said it’s a record he doesn’t think will ever be beaten.  


“The incredible rate of growth also means a huge release of light and heat,” Associate Professor Wolf said. 


“So, this is also the most luminous known object in the universe. It’s 500 trillion times brighter than our sun.” 


Read the full story on ANU Reporter.