Science is at its heart a treasure hunt.
A pair of astrophysicists, Carles Badenes of the University of Pittsburgh and Todd Thompson of Ohio State University, showed the value of pursuing the treasure of hidden knowledge in a paper published recently.
With the help of a team of graduate students and Kevin Covey of Western Washington University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy they found what they believe to be a black hole of a type never before discovered.
Long theorized, non-accreting black holes are ones that have not yet begun to consume stars. Because of that, they do not emit light. And that’s why none had been found.