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A ’quiet’ black hole 1,000 light years from Earth can be seen with the naked eye

A ’quiet’ black hole 1,000 light years from Earth can be seen with the naked eye

HR 6819, a star system 1,000 light years away has been identified as a ’quiet’ black hole - one that does not emit x-rays. Marianne Heida, from the European Southern Observatory said ’We think that the vast majority of black holes in the Milky Way are ’quiet’ black holes, maybe a hundred million in total, and we’ve only found about 100.’ HR 6819 is so close to Earth it can be seen by the naked eye

Seekster 5 months

Before people freak out we are fine. Black Holes don't really impact things unless those things get too close. Even if a Black Hole was 10 light years away we probably wouldn't notice any effects save for some bending of light from stars behind it.

bad news bear
bad news bear 5 months

So a few questions: Is it Trump's fault? Did global warming cause it? Is Al Gore going to make us pay taxes for it?

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 5 months

Black Holes are a result of very large stars collapsing on itself, which means if we can see the black hole with the naked eye, the star it was dying from miiiiight have been visible from our solar system in it's dying days. That would have been a sight to see - again assuming anything was around to see it, let alone with enough capacity for curiosity.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 5 months

“Can be seen with the naked eye” uuuuhhh I wasn’t aware black holes could be seen with the naked eye in the first place.

Bernhard Scholtz
Bernhard Scholtz 5 months

How fucked are we?

MF 5 months

The word close here is very relatively and being used very liberally.

Cody M
Cody M 5 months

For those of you who are curious or worried about it, don't be. Surprisingly close in interstellar terms is merely in the stellar neighborhood, which is roughly anywhere in between the solar system and ~2,000 to ~3,000 light-years depending on who you ask.

Cole. 5 months

can be seen with the naked eye. yep sure let me just look for a BLACK hole in space lmao

Tim 5 months

Black holes should absorb up the fools in this world starting with the world health thingyabobs

jgreenjeans 5 months

Well wouldn't that be the best end of 2920. "Take me Lord, take me!"

Better dead than red
Better dead than red 5 months

2020 is the most lit year. Just do it, God

Meyer 5 months

What will this black hole do to us? And how much toilet paper do I need?

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 5 months

Whew, thanks god this one's quiet. I hate those loud lawn-mower kind.

IIzard 5 months

We need a lockdown to prevent deaths from dangerous gravitational effects.

Max Maidment
Max Maidment 5 months

But even a small black hole would swallow the whole universe, Don!

David Tanvir
David Tanvir 5 months

We shouldn't be worried about black holes. Closest Black holes are 1000 Light year far away, its not a small distance at all. We are surely out of any danger till now for sure.

Raymond M Hein Jr
Raymond M Hein Jr 5 months

Wow I bet some people bought shit themselves

Darrell Vermilion
Darrell Vermilion 5 months

Oh SНIТ, get the FUСК out of here what are you DOING GO get the FUСК 𝘖𝘜𝘛 of here, you stuрid idiоt FUСК'WE'RE ALL DЕAD get the FUСК out my god did that smell good

Ryszmarine 5 months

Thought this would be another GG Earth from 2020.

NeilT 5 months

The first sentence in the sky piece debunks the Newsvoice title: "...two companion stars swirling around it can be seen with the naked eye by people in the southern hemisphere...".

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