What is the Closest Black Hole to Earth

 

nearest black hole of earth

Closest Black Hole to Earth - There are  many black holes in our galaxy, the Milky Way. 

At the center of the Milky Way is a giant black hole  we call a supermassive black hole.

This black hole at the center of the Milky Way is called Sagittarius-A. 

Its mass is 4 million times that of the Sun and is 26,000 light-years from our Earth.

This means that if we traveled at the speed of light, it would take us 26,000 years to reach this black hole.  

The diameter of Sagittarius-A is 2 crore 350,000 km, you can guess the size of this black hole. 

In addition, there are many large and small  black holes in our galaxy.

 

Closest Black Hole to Earth

The closest black hole to Earth is Gaia BH1. 

This black hole is 1,560 light-years from Earth and is located in the constellation Ophiuchus.

This black hole was discovered in November 2022. This black hole is more than 10 times larger than our Sun.

Before that, the closest black hole to us was A0620-00, located in the constellation Monoceros.  

It is  3,000 light years from our Earth. This black hole is about 7 times larger than the Sun.

If we talk about the largest known black hole, it is TON-618.

TON-618 is so massive that its mass is equivalent to that of 66 billion Suns. 

This black hole is located in the constellation Canes Venatici.  

Many people think that HR-6819 is the closest black hole to Earth,  just 1,000 light-years away, but later it was known that this is not a black hole.

In addition, we can find more black holes around us because black holes are difficult to detect. 

There are over a billion black holes in our galaxy.

 

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Lav Tripathi

Lav Tripathi is the co-founder of Bretlyzer Healthcare & www.capejasmine.org He is a full-time blogger, trader, and Online marketing expert for the last 10 years. His passion for blogging and content marketing helps people to grow their businesses.

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