Tuesday, April 16, 2024

2,000 Light-Yrs. Away

Wading through the wealth of data from ESA’s Gaia mission, scientists have uncovered a ‘sleeping giant’. A large black hole, with a mass of nearly 33 times the mass of the Sun, was hiding in the constellation Aquila, less than 2000 light-years from Earth.
[The European Space Agency]

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