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“The Unicorn” – Closest Black Hole to Earth Ever Discovered – SciTechDaily

Astronomers dub it “The Unicorn,” call it something special. Scientists have discovered one of the smallest black holes on record – and the closest one to Earth…

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Astronomers dub it “The Unicorn,” call it something special.
Scientists have discovered one of the smallest black holes on record – and the closest one to Earth found to date.
Researchers have dubbed it “The Unicorn,” in part because it is, so far, one of a kind, and in part because it was found in the constellation Monoceros – “The Unicorn.” The findings were published on April 21, 2021, in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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