Billion Solar Mass Black Hole (image) W. M. Keck Observatory Share Print E-Mail Caption An artist's impression of the formation of the quasar Pōniuā`ena growing into a billion solar mass black hole 700 million years after the Big Bang. Credit International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.