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The Future Is Littered With Black Holes

6 MAY 2020

TOP STORY

Astronomers Find Nearest Black Hole to Earth, and It’s Strange

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) claim to have spotted the closest known black hole to Earth.

The black hole is only 1,000 light-years from Earth — so close, the system it’s in can be seen in the southern hemisphere’s night sky with the naked eye, according to the researchers.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEAstronomers Discover Brown Dwarf Covered in Stripes

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TWOElon Musk’s Strange Baby Name May Be Illegal

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THREEScientists Create Jet Engine Powered by Only Electricity

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FOURMIT Invents $6 COVID-19 Test Using CRISPR

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OF INTEREST

Scientists Aren’t Buying a Tech CEO’s “Theory of Everything”

Last month, Wolfram Research CEO Stephen Wolfram published a 448-page paper that he claims creates a “path to the fundamental theory of physics.” Basically, Wolfram claims to have created a theory of everything.

But scientists, particularly physicists, aren’t convinced.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those.