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Strange space object has been discovered in the constellation Ophiuchus

An unusual black hole has been discovered in the constellation Ophiuchus.

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Astronomers are puzzling over the nature of a mysterious black hole in the constellation Ophiuchus. The fact is that it is very close to a sun-like star, but does not eat the matter surrounding it, as other black holes do.

Scientists have not yet found a clue to this phenomenon, but versions have already appeared that it could be the so-called “wormhole” – a hypothetical “tunnel” in space-time to another part or another universe.

In the “wormhole” space-time is so curved that it allows you to instantly travel to another point in the universe. In our space-time, movement is limited by the speed of light. That is, it will take us years to fly to the nearest stars.

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“Wormhole” allows you to move not through the space itself, but as if through it. In another way, it is also called the “wormhole” – in fact, it is a hole in space. The principle of movement in it can be compared with an escalator: standing on the steps you are carried along with them.

Scientists suggest that the entrance to the “wormhole” must have powerful gravity, the same as that of a black hole. Therefore, a “hole” in space-time must be sought among these objects.

However, the nearest black holes are very far from the Earth. And recently, about a thousand light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus, astrophysicists discovered the black hole Gaia BH1.

This is the so-called binary system – next to the sun-like star is a black hole. Moreover, the luminary is located from it at a distance of only one astronomical unit – as from the Earth to the Sun.

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In such cases, black holes are engaged in their favorite thing – cosmic cannibalism. They eat the matter of the neighboring star, but not in this case.

Observations have shown that being on the edge of the gravitational funnel, the Star “feels| quite normal. During devouring, the black hole also emits the most powerful X-rays, but it was not possible to detect it.

It was possible to identify a black hole only due to the movement of a star – it seems to wrap around an invisible center of mass. From the behavior of the star, scientists were able to figure out that an invisible object is about 9-10 times more massive than the Sun and is very close to the star.

Astronomers were amazed at the discovery, because with such a close location of the black hole, the star remains unharmed.

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.