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Millions of Black Holes Are Hiding in Our Galaxy. Here's How Astronomers Plan to Find Them.

5 Aug 2019, 08:48 UTC
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It's time to find all the missing black holes.

That's the argument advanced by a pair of Japanese astrophysicists, who wrote a paper proposing a new search for millions of "isolated black holes" (IBHs) that likely populate our galaxy. These black holes, lost in the darkness, sip matter from the interstellar medium — the dust and other stuff floating between stars. 

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