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Astronomers Have Detected The Closest Black Hole to Earth. Thankfully, It’s Tiny – ScienceAlert

Astronomers think they have discovered a tiny black hole, with a mass so small it places it in an exclusive category. Best of all, it’s excitingly close by.

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Astronomers think they have discovered a tiny black hole, with a mass so small it places it in an exclusive category. Best of all, it’s excitingly close by.
Roughly 1,500 light-years from our own planet, in a Milky Way constellation known as Monoceros, this is the closest black hole candidate to our planet scientists have yet had the fortune to find. 
The team at Ohio State University have named it the Unicorn – a hat tip to the black hole’s home and its exceedingly rare nature.
“When we looked…

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