Space

Most Massive Black Hole Ever Observed

At the center of the galaxy NGC 1277

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Astronomers have announced that they have discovered the most massive black hole ever found. The gigantic and massive black hole is in a small galaxy that is about 250 million light years from Earth. The astronomers estimate that the supermassive black hole has a mass equivalent to 17 billion suns.

The massive black hole is located inside the galaxy NGC 1277 found in the constellation Perseus. The supermassive black hole makes up 14% of the host galaxy's mass. According to astronomers, the typical blackhole makes up only 0.1% of the mass of its host galaxy.