'Needle in a haystack': Dormant stellar-mass black hole found outside galaxy
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'Needlein a haystack': Dormant stellar-mass black hole found outside galaxy
A team of scientists on Monday (July 18) announced thediscovery of the first "dormant"stellar-mass black hole that has been observed orbiting a star in a nearbygalaxy. Astrophysicists have said that a black hole in the Large Magellanic Cloud has been confirmed forthe first time outside the Milky Way.Tomar Schner, an astrophysicist at theUniversity of Amsterdam, said the international debunking team has found "a needle in a haystack".
"We found a fairly massive star, weighing 25 times themass of our Sun, orbiting something we don't see," Schner, lead author ofa new study, told AFP news agency. Huh." Schner said: "We have neverdetected such systems before. Some claims have been made over the years, butmore or less all have been refuted."
The study noted that the team was actually looking skywardfor something that could eventually become a binary black hole – meaning thatthe two black holes swallowed each other after their stars in a supernovaexplosion. circumambulate. Scientists have noted that in the Blue Star, theLarge Magellanic Cloud Galaxy, agalaxy neighboring our Milky Way, is locked in a death dance with a black holethat has nine times the mass of our Sun.
It is understood that these black holes are common throughoutthe universe, however, they have been difficult to find. The discovery couldalso provide insight into how black holes form. Experts have said that inrecent years there have been several potential candidates who have beenrejected. The discovery could also provide insight into how black holes form.