Astronomers may have detected a strange ‘missing link’ black hole in our closest neighbor

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Very cool discovery, hopefully within the next decade we have some interesting solid answers


“Then, they studied the way the stars move around the center of the cluster to try to calculate the mass of the black hole that should be there. This yielded a result of around 91,000 solar masses, which makes up about 1.5 percent of the cluster’s mass. This suggests that the parent galaxy of B023-G078 was a dwarf galaxy, with around 1 billion solar masses. The mass of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way, has been estimated at 188 billion solar masses, and Andromeda is estimated at around 1.5 trillion solar masses. The team article is available on arXiv,”


I was scared there for a moment, I was being provincial, and thinking our nearest neighbor being proxima centauri, sorry.