"Ordinary" black hole discovered

Posted on Friday 13th April 2012
Black Hole Discovery

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have led an international team of astronomers to discover evidence for the existence of a ‘garden variety’ black hole in the 12 million light year-distant galaxy Centaurus A. This is the first time that a stellar-mass black hole with a normal rate of accretion has been detected away from the immediate vicinity of our own Galaxy.

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