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Astronomers find the closest (known) black hole to Earth

7 May 2020, 08:54 UTC
Astronomers find the closest (known) black hole to Earth ESO/L. Cal├žada

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that's closer to Earth than any found before it. Located about 1,000 light-years away in the southern constellation Telescopium, the black hole weighs in at some four times the mass of our Sun, which means it's only about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) wide.

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