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)