ESOcast 220 Light: Closest Black Hole to Earth Found

published 4 months ago by European Southern Observatory

A team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other institutes has discovered a black hole lying just 1000 light-years from Earth. The black hole is closer to our Solar System than any other found to date and forms part of a triple system that can be seen with the naked eye.

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