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Black holes, which have a strong gravitational field that can attract all kinds of matter and light and whose masses are quite large, still remain a mystery today.
Astronomers doing space research have discovered a black hole called Gaia BH1 very close to Earth.
Space researchers announced that Gaia BH1 is 10 times larger than the sun and is 1,600 light-years away from Earth.
Located in the Ophiuchus constellation, BH1 is 3 times closer than the Monocero black hole discovered in recent years.
The European Space Agency’s Gaia observatory, which studies the stars of the Milky Way, announced that the discovered star is a sleeping black hole.
Sleeping black holes pose no serious dangers and are difficult to discover because they don’t move much. Scientists are now trying to understand how this black hole formed.