Scaling down the observable universe to make it fit within our moon’s orbit, the Milky Way gets reduced to a village. We live close to the edge of this village, at a comfortable distance from the central marketplace, where a giant black hole is known to be lurking. 

Now, this peaceful picture is brutally disturbed by an international group of astronomers who bring us the message that a black hole of at least a hundred solar masses is likely to ambush us in our own backyard

Theta Orionis, a fuzzy star in Orion’s sword harbouring a massive black hole?



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