When Galaxies Collide: How The First Super-Massive Black Holes Were Born - Two black holes merge to become a supermassive black hole. It is thought that the first supermassive black hole was created 13 billion years ago, 1 billion years after the Big Bang. Image credit: Ohio State University-- Images
Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The results appear in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science.