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The discovery of the smallest black hole in the Milky Way 2021 How far from the Earth?

The discovery of the smallest black hole in the Milky Way 2021 How far from the Earth?

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest known black hole in the Milky Way galaxy and the closest to our solar system, a strange object that they called the “unicorn”.

The researchers said that the black hole is roughly three times the size of our sun, by testing the lower boundaries of these extremely dense bodies that have a strong gravity that not even light can escape from them.

A bright star called the red giant orbits with the black hole in what is known as the binary star system (at 723 Moon).

The black hole is located about 1,500 light years from Earth.

A light year is the distance light travels in a year, which is 9.

5 trillion kilometers.

And while it may be our closest black hole, it is still very far away.

By approach, Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system, is four light-years away.

Black holes form like this when massive stars recede and their cores collapse.

“We called this black hole a ‘unicorn,'” said Thaindo Jayasinghe, a PhD student in astronomy at Ohio State University and lead author of the study published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

“Partly because a” system “in 723 mon is in the constellation Monoceros – which translates to the unicorn – and because it is a very unique system.


There are three classes of black holes.

The smallest of them, like the unicorn, are known as stellar mass black holes that were formed as a result of the collapse of the gravitational pull of a single star.

And there are gigantic black holes like the ones in the center of our galaxy, 26,000 light-years away from Earth, equivalent to four million times the mass of the sun.

A few holes were also found
Medium black mass

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The discovery of the smallest black hole in the Milky Way 2021 How far from the Earth?
The discovery of the smallest black hole in the Milky Way 2021 How far from the Earth?