NASA's Hubble Hunts for Intermediate-Sized Black Hole Close to Home

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 18:23 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers using Hubble have identified some of the best evidence yet for an intermediate-mass black hole weighing roughly 800 times our Sun's mass that may be lurking in the heart of the closest globular star cluster to Earth. The suspected black hole can't be seen directly, but the motion of stars moving around the black hole betrays its presence.

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