Black hole discoveries could test relativity theory

Nov 11, 2013

A black hole outburst in Spiral Galaxy M83.
Credit Flickr - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Astronomers have found another black hole within a densely packed cluster of stars. Last year, an MSU lead research team discovered two black holes in a similar globular star cluster, suggesting that black holes occupying groups of dense stars may be more common than previously thought.

Assistant professor of physics and astronomy at MSU Laura Chomiuk is a member of the research team. Chomiuk says it had been thought that there shouldn't be black holes within globular clusters.