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First black hole spotted in 1964 is much more massive than researchers expected – Firstpost

The Cygnus X-1 black hole may be the most massive stellar-mass black hole ever found, at 21 times our sun’s mass.

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New details of the first black hole that was spotted in 1964 have emerged. According to the new study, the black hole is actually a lot bigger than it was previously known to astronomers. According to research published in the journal Science, the Cygnus X-1 contains the most massive stellar-mass black hole ever detected and is 21 times our sun’s mass, which makes it 50 percent more massive than researchers and scientists previously believed it to be. The Cygnus…

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