US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — A black hole was discovered a thousand light-years from the globe. This is the closest to us facility of the kind that have ever been discovered by scientists.
The black hole is invisible, so it was only seen thanks to the bright companion star. Experts published the results of observations in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
One star from the star system moved in a strange way: it moved in orbit around a body that is impossible to see. One revolution takes 40 earth days.
Over time, scientists realized that they were faced with a triple black hole system, and not just a double stellar system. Observations became possible thanks to the 2.2-meter telescope, which is located in the European Southern Observatory (Chile). Interestingly, a stellar system with a black hole can be seen with the naked eye using special equipment.
The uniqueness of a black hole lies in the fact that it does not interact with the environment, while other holes are destructive. The mass of the object is 4 times higher than the sun.
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