SUMMARY: The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has spotted strange outbursts of radiation that could be coming from a rare, intermediate-mass black hole. Astronomers have spotted stellar black holes with approximately 10 times the mass of our Sun, and supermassive black holes, with billions of times the mass of our Sun... but not many are in between. This new object, located in galaxy M74, seems to be approximately 10,000 times the mass of our Sun based on the amount of radiation it's generating.
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