New sleeping black hole found outside the Milky Way

This was observed in a latest study by the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

An elusive type of Black Hole was detected in a nearby galaxy for the first time.

That makes the discovery of the phenomenon which was only there in theory.

It took six years of observations for the European Southern Observatory (ESO)’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile to find this.

The recently discovered black hole is known as VFTS 243.

It is at least 9 times the mass of the Sun and orbits a hot blue star 25 times the mass of the Sun

The black hole is very far away but it keeps growing.

A black hole is a region of space whose gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape it.

Once the black hole is formed, the gravitational pull of the black hole region is so strong that all matter attracted to it is compressed until it is torn apart.