Most Distant Quasar Brightest Ever, A Gargantuan Black Hole From Dawn of the Universe | NEWSBAD.COM.

Biggest, brightest, oldest: this quasar’s got it all. Here is an awesome definition of a quasar:

Quasars are very bright and distant galaxies that are believed to be powered by supermassive black holes at their centres. 

And this discovery says interesting things about the early universe, because according to theory, it was extremely unlikely for a black hole to have got so big (2 billion times the mass of the sun, since you’re asking) so soon after the Big Bang. Nice.

Also, and simply because blog posts are better when they have pictures in them, below is a lovely picture of a galaxy. You can read about it here (via Dan Weiss at the Rumpus).