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A new black hole closest to Earth is discovered

Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth in history, located just a thousand light-years from our solar system.

Scientists from the European Southern Observatory and experts from other institutions have discovered this black hole around which two stars can only be seen with the naked eye. Experts have seen the same two stars through MPG, ESO 2.2 diameter telescopes. The telescope is called the Lasilla Observatory in Chile. But experts believe that this is just a glimpse and that many such black holes could be discovered in the future.

According to experts, this is a double star system with a black hole that has been discovered in a constellation called Telescope. If the information is clear and the night is dark, its stars can be seen even without a binocular. The entire system has been dubbed HR6819 by ESO expert Thomas Revenueus. At first it was thought to be a binary star system. But later a black hole was discovered in it which is an important discovery.

Meanwhile, the FEROS spectrographer revealed that the two visible stars are orbiting an unseen body every 40 days. Then it was observed continuously for several months. It is also the first black hole to not react very quickly to its environment and thus appear completely dark. This mass is 4 times that of our Sun and that is why it has been called a black hole with the size of a normal star.

Earlier, a few dozen black holes were discovered in our galaxy that continue to emit powerful X-rays from their environment. But this is the first discovery of a silent, slightly darker and quieter black hole in HR6819. It also shows that our own Milky Way galaxy could contain millions of such black holes.

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