Khushboo Lucknow, 300 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 343 Points View Profile Khushboo Asked: October 30, 20212021-10-30T14:11:59+05:30 2021-10-30T14:11:59+05:30In: GENERAL What is Unicorn? What is Unicorn? current affairsscience & technology Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Sagar 31 Questions 177 Answers 34 Best Answers 572 Points View Profile Best Answer Sagar 2021-10-30T14:32:37+05:30Added an answer on October 30, 2021 at 2:32 pm ‘The Unicorn’, closest known black hole to Earth Context: Scientists named a newly discovered and the closest to our solar system black hole, in the Milky Way galaxy, as Unicorn. It may be the smallest known black hole. What is Unicorn? Characteristics: It is roughly three times the mass of our sun. The black hole is located about 1,500 light-years away from Earth. A luminous star is known as a red giant, orbits with the black hole in a binary star system, named V723 Mon. It is nicknamed as the Unicorn’ partly because V723 Mon is in the Monoceros constellation that translates to the unicorn and partly because it is a unique system. The Unicorn is said to be the smallest known black hole. It is thought to be formed by the gravitational collapse of a single star. ‘The Unicorn’ falls into a “mass gap”, that is between, the largest-known neutron at around 2.2 times the mass of our sun and the smallest black holes at around five times the sun’s mass. Its strong gravity causes tidal distortion which alters the shape of its companion star. It makes the star elongated rather than spherical and causes its light to change as it moves along its orbital path. Blackhole and its subtypes A black hole is a region of space-time where gravity is extremely strong that no object can escape from it. Types: There are two types of black holes which become three with the discovery: Stellar-mass black holes: These are the black holes with a mass of fewer than 100 times that of the Sun. Supermassive black holes (SMBH): These are the ones with a mass greater than 100,000 times that of the Sun. Intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs): These are a class of black holes with a mass approximately 100 to 100,000 times that of the Sun. Both stellar black holes and SMBHs are commonly found. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about different types of Orbits. What is Pathalgadi?
‘The Unicorn’, closest known black hole to Earth
Scientists named a newly discovered and the closest to our solar system black hole, in the Milky Way galaxy, as Unicorn. It may be the smallest known black hole.
What is Unicorn?
Blackhole and its subtypes