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A new type of black hole has been discovered and it may be the smallest ever, astronomers say

by Ashley Strickland, CNN

Astronomers studying black holes in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have discovered what they believe to be a new type of black hole. This previously unknown class of black holes could be smaller than others that were previously dubbed the smallest black holes.

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A nearby river of stars

by Staff Writers, Space Daily

Astronomy and Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky. The stream is relatively nearby and contains at least 4000 stars that have been moving together in space since they formed, about 1 billion years ago.

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