Hubble Finds Evidence of Mid-Sized Black Hole

  • Released Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Updated Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 3:20PM
  • 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.

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“Struck by the Beauty” by Emmanuel David Lipszyc [SACEM], Sébastien Lipszyc [SACEM], and Thomas Bloch [SACEM]. Koka Media [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.

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