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Jan 10

Black Hole Hunters Set New Distance Record

Source:ESO News Release 04/10


Artist's impression about the black hole inside NGC 300 X-1. Credit: ESO/L.Calçada.

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have detected, in another galaxy, a stellar-mass black hole much farther away than any other previously known. With a mass above fifteen times that of the Sun, this is also the second most massive stellar-mass black hole ever found. It is entwined with a star that will soon become a black hole itself. (read more)

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