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Closest black hole to Earth found hidden in our ‘cosmic backyard’

Astronomers have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth, and it’s twice as close as the previous record holder.

The space-time The singularity, named Gaia BH1, is 1,566 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus and is about 10 times more massive than our own. Sun. It’s close enough to our planet to be considered ‘in our cosmic backyard’, researchers say said in a press release.

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