Real Mature: Galaxy's Largest Water Reservoir Located In 'Massive, Moist Black Hole'

July 26, 2011


A massive and very, very wet black hole was recently discovered by asstronomers (you have no idea the amount of shame I live with), and is currently categorized as both the largest AND farthest water source in the known universe. And, since it's only 30-billion-trillion miles away, a great place to stop for a cold drink on long spaceship trips.

Looking into a quasar - one of the brightest and most violent objects in the cosmos - researchers have found a mass of water vapour that's at least 140trillion times that of all the water in the world's oceans combined, and 100,000 times bigger than the sun.

Because the quasar is so far away, its light has taken 12billion years to reach Earth.

The observations therefore reveal a time when the universe was just 1.6billion years old.

Damn, can you even imagine the universe 12-billion years ago? I can. In my mind there were like, waaaaaaaaay less trees. Plus your mom.

Moist black hole home to largest and farthest water reservoir ever detected in the universe [dailymail]

Thanks to BellaCroix, who's going to build a rest-stop there and make a fortune. Me? I'm going to open The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

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