Astronomers have spotted a distant jet-shooting supermasive black hole known as PJ352-15 for short. (Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXO/JPL/T. Connor; Optical: Gemini/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA; Infrared: W.M. Keck Observatory; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

A space telescope spotted a distant supermassive black hole spurting an X-ray jet.

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory found the jet coming from an object roughly 12.7 billion light-years from Earth, which is pretty early in the universe’s 13.77-billion-year-old history. If confirmed, this would be one of the farthest jet-shooting objects of its kind yet known.