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Scientists Just Found an “Impossible” Black Hole in The Milky Way Galaxy

by Michelle Starr, ScienceAlert

A new black hole search method has just yielded fruit, and boy is it juicy. Astronomers have found a stellar-mass black hole clocking in at around 70 times the mass of the Sun – but according to current models of stellar evolution, its size is impossible, at least in the Milky Way.

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Planets around a black hole? Calculations show possibility of bizarre worlds

by Hitoshi Yamaoka, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Phys.org

Theoreticians in two fields defied the received wisdom that planets only orbit stars like the sun. They proposed the possibility of thousands of planets around a supermassive black hole.

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‘Planet Nine’ may actually be a black hole

by Sid Perkins, Science Magazine

For nearly 5 years, growing numbers of scientists have blamed the weird orbits of distant solar system objects on the gravitational effects of an as-yet-undiscovered “Planet Nine” that lies in the icy realm far beyond Neptune. But a pair of physicists is now floating an intriguing idea that could offer a new way to search for the object: What if that supposed planet is actually a small black hole?

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Star was hurled across our Milky Way galaxy by new, unseen kind of black hole

by Yahoo News UK

A runaway star travelling across our galaxy at enormous speed was probably hurled from its cluster by a previously unknown type of black hole.

Researchers from the Keck telescope believe that the high-velocity star, PG 1610+062, was flung across the Milky Way by a “mid-mass black hole” (MMBH).

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Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star ‘like Pac-man’

by Doyle Rice, USA Today

More wild news from outer space:

For the first time, scientists have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star, according to a report released Monday.

“About 900 million years ago, this black hole ate a very dense star, known as a neutron star, like Pac-man – possibly snuffing out the star instantly,” said Susan Scott, a scientist with the Australian National University, in a statement. 

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