Astronomers Measure Mass and Spin of Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

Published Sep 17 2021 at 3:27 PM GMT
  • The intermediate-mass black hole in question was caught in the act of swallowing a star, called a tidal disruption event.
  • Dubbed 3XMM J215022.4-055108, the event occured in a star cluster associated with a lenticular galaxy at distance of almost 800 million light-years away.
  • "The fact that we were able to catch this intermediate-mass black hole.



  • Published Sep 17, 2021 3:27 PM GMT