February 9, 2023



Newly discovered monster black hole so close to the Earth, it is ‘practically in our back yard’

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By Deena Theresa

Created: Oct 20, 2022

A physics professor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has discovered a supposed “monster” black hole that is 12 times heavier than the sun.

“It is closer to the sun than any other known black hole, at a distance of 1,550 light years,” Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, the Pei-Ling Chan Endowed Chair in the Department of Physics at UAH, a part of the University of Alabama System, said in a statement. “So, it’s practically in our backyard.”

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