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Black hole detected just 1,000 light-years from Earth

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A team of scientists from the European Southern Observatory has discovered a black hole in the naked eye stellar system HR 6819 (mag 5.3) in the constellation of Telescopium. It's the closest black hole to us yet discovered.

Here's the Astronomy & Astrophysics paper: https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2020/05/aa38020-20/aa38020-20.html

Here's the press release from ESO: https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2007/

Here's a BBC write-up: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52560812


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