Astronomers Found the Closest Black Hole to Earth – and You Can See It Without a Telescope

Astronomers Found the Closest Black Hole to Earth – and You Can See It Without a Telescope

European astronomers have found the nearest black hole to Earth, according to Associated Press. It is so close that two stars dancing around it can be observed it without a telescope. The black hole, which is lurking 1,000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Telescopium, belongs to a system with two companion stars that are bright enough to observe with the naked eye. But you won’t be able to see the black hole itself; the massive object has such a strong gravitational pull that nothing — not even light — can escape it. Astronomers discovered this black hole while...