Most distant black hole
Who
ULAS J112001.48+064124.3
What
7.085 redshift
Where
Not Applicable ()
When
The most distant known black hole is a supermassive one residing in the centre of quasar ULAS J112001.48+064124.3, with a redshift of 7.085. Its discovery was announced on 29 June 2011 by astronomers using the UK Infrared Telescope in Hawaii, USA. The intense radiation detected by the telescope was emitted by superheated matter surrounding the black hole less than 770 million years after the Big Bang.