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Astronomers Have Discovered The Closest Black Hole To Earth And Named It The “Unicorn” – IFLScience

Astronomers have found what is thought to be the closest black hole to Earth, and if confirmed, it’s also among the smallest black holes ever found. This c

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Astronomers have found what is thought to be the closest black hole to Earth, and if confirmed, it’s also among the smallest black holes ever found. This cosmic object is the dark companion of the red giant star V723 Mon, in the constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn. For this, and the fact it’s so rare, it has been nicknamed “The Unicorn”.
The Unicorn is estimated to be about three times the mass of our Sun very small for black hole standards  and is located just 1,500 light-years from the Solar…

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