UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A supermassive black hole that could devour our sun as if it were an appetizer may be lurking out there in the universe.
Astronomers at the Australian National University said the behemoth they recently found has the mass of 20 billion suns and shines thousands of times brighter than a galaxy.
It’s thought to suck in enough gas every day to expand its entire mass by about one percent every 1 million years.
In other words, it’s gobbling up a mass equal to that of our sun every two days and is the fastest-growing black hole ever discovered
ANU astronomer Christian Wolf said, “If we had this monster sitting at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it would appear 10 times brighter than a full moon.”
Wolf also said the radiated X-rays it’s burping up would probably mean life on Earth wouldn’t exist.
Luckily for us, this newfound galactic monstrosity is billions of light years away.