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47 Tucanae black hole

February 8, 2017
Artists rendering of black hole

M. Weiss / Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

In this artist's illustration, an intermediate-mass black hole in the foreground distorts light from the globular star cluster in the background. New research suggests that a 2,200 solar-mass black hole resides at the center of the globular cluster 47 Tucanae.

M. Weiss / Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
 

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