Giant Gas 'Halos' Fed Hungry Black Holes at the Dawn of the Universe

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Gas halos surround some of the earliest galaxies in the universe, providing a reservoir of cool gas that fuels the growth of supermassive black holes.

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"Gas halos surround some of the earliest galaxies in the universe, providing a reservoir of cool gas that fuels the growth of supermassive black holes. Using the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers observed these gas halos around galaxies that formed more than 12.5 billion years ago. The cool gas contained in these halos would be the perfect food for supermassive black holes, which are believed to lie at the center of most galaxies."

My note - the 12.5 billion years ago is based upon the z number for redshift and expansion, thus the object is much farther away now than this figure. Dark matter would be used too. Growing supermassive black holes is difficult as other reports show, Scientists Mystified Over How Giant Black Holes Grow
 

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