Zoom-in to Nearest Black Hole to Earth

Zoom-in to the closest-known black hole to Earth. This is the first unambiguous detection of a dormant stellar-mass black hole in the Milky Way. Its close proximity to Earth, a mere 1600 light-years away, offers an intriguing target of study to advance our understanding of the evolution of binary systems.


International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Bartmann/D. De Martin

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Release date:Nov. 4, 2022, 2 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2227
Duration:57 s
Frame rate:29.97

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