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This Is the Closest Black Hole to Earth

In this episode, we explore the amazing discovery of Gaia BH1, the closest known black hole to Earth.

We explain what a black hole is, how it can be detected, and how astronomers found Gaia BH1 using data from a space mission.

We also discuss the implications and questions that arise from this discovery for our understanding of black holes and their role in the universe.

And we show you how you can see this black hole and its companion star with your own eyes, or with a simple telescope or binoculars.

Space Infinity
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