Fastest-growing black hole ever seen is devouring the equivalent of 1 Earth per second

Nov 19, 2021
Luminosity of 4.7e47 ergs/s.
Luminosity of Sun is 4e26 watts or 4e33 ergs/s.
This quasar has 1.2e14 times the energy output of the Sun.
It converts 5e23 kg of mass to energy every second.
This is about 9% of Earth mass every second.
One Earth mass every 12 seconds converted to energy.

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