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Star Orbiting a Medium Sized Black Hole - Universe Today
Astronomers have found evidence of monstrous black holes at the heart of galaxies with the mass of millions of stars, or ones with just the mass of a single star. But not much in between (100 to 10,000 stellar masses). One of the newest pieces of evidence for a medium-sized black hole was captured by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory. It measured the orbit of a star trapped in a death spiral around one of these medium-mass black holes.