A mysterious deep-space object may be the smallest black hole ever discovered, or the heaviest neutron star

A mysterious deep-space object may be the smallest black hole ever discovered, or the heaviest neutron star

Astronomers have discovered a mysterious cosmic object that could be the lightest black hole, the heaviest neutron star ever discovered, or something completely new to science.

The unknown object, discovered 40,000 light-years away inside a dense ball of stars called NGC 1851, was detected by the fast flashes of its orbiting companion — a rotating neutron star known as a pulsar that sweeps out a beam of light once every 6 milliseconds. .

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