A UC Berkeley Research Team
May have discovered the first “free-floating” black hole, Science Daily reported.
They Estimate That This Invisible
Object, OB110462, is between 1.6 and 4.4 times the mass of the sun and 2,280 to 6,260 light years away.
Researchers Say That
It could also be a neutron star, a "city-size" star which is born when massive, stars collapse and die.
Science Daily Reports That The
Mysterious object is the first “stellar ‘ghost’” discovered floating through space without an accompanying star.
Research Team Leader Jessica Lu
"This is the first free-floating black hole or neutron star discovered with gravitational microlensing,"
Though Black Holes Are Invisible
Researchers can use gravitational microlensing to see how they warp and distort light from distant stars with their powerful gravitational field.
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