'Black Hole Police' Spot Extragalactic Black Hole (ESOcast 255 Light)

The black hole police, a team of astronomers known for debunking black hole discoveries, reported finding a "needle in a haystack". After searching nearly 1000 stars outside our galaxy, they found that one of them has a stellar-mass black hole as a companion. This short video summarises the discovery.



Directed by: Herbert Zodet and Martin Wallner.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Anita Chandran and Rebecca Forsberg.
Music: Stellardrone — Gravitation.
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/R. Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/), M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit, ESA/Hubble and Gianluca Lombardi (glphoto.it).
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.

About the Video

Release date:18 July 2022, 17:00
Related releases:eso2210
Duration:01 m 40 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:VFTS 243
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Quasars and Black Holes

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