Cosmic “tadpole” points to ultra-rare black holes hiding near the center of the Milky Way

A huge, deformed cloud of dust that astronomers have dubbed “the tadpole” could point to the location of an extremely rare type of black hole that has never before been confirmed to exist in our galaxy.

In a study published on 10 January i The Astrophysical Journal (opens in a new tab)Japan-based scientists describe the strange dust cloud, which looks like a large-headed, long-tailed tadpole and sits near the center of The Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius, approximately 27,000 light years from Earth.

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