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‘Extraordinary’ black hole weighs in at 70 solar masses - Astronomy and space – Physics World

29 Nov 2019, 09:11 UTC
‘Extraordinary’ black hole weighs in at 70 solar masses - Astronomy and space – Physics World Jingchuan YU/Beijing Planetarium/2019

A 70-solar-mass black hole has been discovered orbiting a star in the Milky Way. The object is the heaviest stellar-mass black hole detected so far in our galaxy. Its very existence is puzzling astronomers because black holes of this size are not expected in the Milky Way.

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