The fastest-growing black hole in the universe eats a sun every 48 hours - and Australian astronomers have found it
"A 'supermassive' black hole swallowing up the mass of our sun every two days has been found by Australian astronomers.
Astronomers at the Australian National University (ANU), led by Dr Christian Wolf of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, found the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe by looking back more than 12 billion years to what they call 'the early dark ages of the universe'.
It takes a million years to grow by 1%, but given it’s already estimated to be as big as 20 billion suns, that means the black hole, also known as a quasar, is growing by around 66.5 million Earths annually." Click here to read the rest of the story at Business Insider.