• The white dots in this image are not stars or galaxies - they're black holes

    1 day ago - By Business Insider

    A zoomed-in image of a space map showing 25,000 black holes. Each white dot is a supermassive black hole in its own galaxy.
    LOFAR/LOL Survey
    Astronomers in Europe compiled the most detailed map of black holes to date.
    Their map of the northern sky shows 25,000 white dots, each representing a supermassive black hole .
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    The image above may look like a fairly normal picture of the night sky, but what you're looking at is a lot more special than just glittering stars. Each of those 25,000 white dots is an active supermassive black hole...
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