A black hole stars: New discovery adds to our map of the universe

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.

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