The largest mass of water in the universe is outside Earth and is 140 billion times larger

1.386 million cubic kilometers water That the Earth is far away – both physically and quantitatively – from what is (or was, in terms of space-time) clouds around it ABM 08279+5255a Quasar It is located 12,000 million light-years from our planet.

Discovered by NASA in 2011, it is… Ultra-luminous galactic core Which emits large amounts of energy at different wavelengths. Like other quasars, it feeds on matter falling toward a supermassive black hole.

APM 08279+5255 emits 65,000 times more energy than the entire Milky Way. Formed in the early universeWhen it was 1.6 billion years old.

Measurements made at the time by scientists from NASA and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) estimated the size of the repository to be equivalent to 100,000 soles or 140 billion times the water on Earth.

Although it is not common to find such primitive quasars, observing stations discovered them thanks to A Gravitational lens It lies between APM 08279+5255 and Earth, causing light amplification.

But it should be noted that this water is in a gaseous state, not a liquid, and is less dense than the Earth’s atmosphere, according to the Univisión website. However, there is no evidence Why is there so much water around the quasar? Although he confirms that this element has been present in the universe since its inception.

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