Most Massive Black Hole Ever Observed

At the center of the galaxy NGC 1277


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.