European Southern Observatory | VLT | 2020 Oct 01
“This research was mainly driven by the desire to understand some of the most challenging astronomical objects — supermassive black holes in the early Universe. These are extreme systems and to date we have had no good explanation for their existence,” said Marco Mignoli ...
The new observations with ESO’s VLT revealed several galaxies surrounding a supermassive black hole, all lying in a cosmic “spider’s web” of gas extending to over 300 times the size of the Milky Way. “The cosmic web filaments are like spider’s web threads,” explains Mignoli. “The galaxies stand and grow where the filaments cross, and streams of gas — available to fuel both the galaxies and the central supermassive black hole — can flow along the filaments.”
The light from this large web-like structure, with its black hole of one billion solar masses, has travelled to us from a time when the Universe was only 0.9 billion years old. ...
Web of the Giant -- Large-Scale Structure Around Distant Quasar
Large Binocular Telescope Observatory | 2020 Oct 01
Web of the Giant: Spectroscopic Confirmation of a Large-Scale
Structure around the z = 6.31 Quasar SDSS J1030+0524 ~ Marco Mignoli et al