Tiny ‘Unicorn’ Black Hole Found in Milky Way is Closest One to Earth

Tiny ‘Unicorn’ Black Hole Found in Milky Way is Closest One to Earth

A tiny black hole, only three solar masses, has been found inside the Milky Way in the constellation Monoceros. One of the smallest black holes ever found, it is also the closest one to Earth. Plus, Perseverance, Gaia, a brown dwarf, new images of Jupiter, seismic monitoring from space, and this week’s What’s Up.

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Hidden black holes, Mars Magnetic field, banded brown dwarfs, & special guest Andreas Faisst

Hidden black holes, Mars Magnetic field, banded brown dwarfs, & special guest Andreas Faisst

Today we take a tour of space and time. Our news carries us from a newly discovered black hole in the nearby universe, to magnetism on Mars, and even looks at how we are doing meteorology on nearby brown dwarf stars. We are also joined by CalTech scientist Andreas Faisst, who is the US lead principal investigator for ALPINE, a 70-hour program using ALMA to study the early universe.

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