Hubble Finds Evidence of Mid-Sized Black Hole

  • Released Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:45PM
  • ID: 13576

Astronomers have identified a black hole of an elusive class known as “intermediate-mass,” which betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close.

This exciting discovery opens the door to the possibility of many more lurking undetected in the dark, waiting to be given away by a star passing too close.

For more information about the Hubble Space Telescope and its images, visit: https://nasa.gov/hubble

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