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“It is a whole new world”: scientists detect mysterious black hole

The Hindu | 03/09/2020 11:55 AM | Click to read full article

 “This detection confirms that there is a vast universe that has remained invisible to us,” said Karan Jani, an astrophysicist with the Nobel-winning LIGO gravitational wave experiment.

“We have a very limited theoretical and observational understanding of this elusive class of intermediate black hole. Our ability to find a black hole a few hundred kilometers-wide from half-way across the Universe is one of the most striking realizations of this discovery.”