A dormant black hole discovered in our neighbouring galaxy
A special team investigating black holes in the cosmos has identified a dormant black hole in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy.
Astronomers have dubbed this inert mass black hole "
Black Hole Destroyer."
According to the researchers, this is the first "dormant" stellar-mass black hole identified outside of the Milky Way galaxy.
The newly discovered black hole is at least nine times the mass of the Sun, and orbits a hot, blue star that weighs 25 times the mass of the Sun.
When large stars approach the end of their lifetimes and collapse under their own gravity, stellar-mass black holes are created.
The star that gave birth to the dormant black hole is said to have vanished without leaving any trace of a connected supernova explosion.
A black hole is said to as inactive if it does not produce a significant amount of X-ray radiation.
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