'Monster' drives cosmic beacon

Astronomers have spied a monster black hole - the brightest object yet seen in the early Universe.

Detected by a UK telescope in Hawaii, the hole is seen as it was a mere 770 million years after the Big Bang.

This means its light has taken an astonishing 12.9 billion years to reach us here on Earth. Full Story »

Posted by Kristin Gorski - via Google News (Science), BBC News, Google News (Sci/Tech)
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Posted by: Posted by Kristin Gorski - Jun 30, 2011 - 3:18 AM PDT
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