Record-Setting Star Orbits Dangerously Close to Black Hole

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 06:31 in Astronomy & Space

A white dwarf star apparently whips around its companion black hole once every 28 minutes, a new study suggests. That means the two objects are likely separated by just 2.5 Earth-moon distances — the tightest such orbit ever observed around a black hole,

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