written by mike snider, on march 5th, 2022

who: thomas rivinius, the lead author of the 2019 study, julia bodensteiner, then a ph.d. student at ku leuven, belgium, led that study published in 2020
what: the closest black hole isn’t actually a black hole
when: first study published in 2019 
where: eos’s very large telescope, and very large telescope interferometer
how: the teams were able to gather and use extera data to figure out what kind of things made up the binary system they were studying

interesting fact: the data used to dispute the black hole theory is a small line of data that was overlooked by other studies

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