Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole

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The galaxy Messier 101,  nicknamed the Pinwheel Galaxy, lies in the northern circumpolar constellation, Ursa Major (The Great Bear), at a distance of about 21 million light-years from Earth.
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Turns out black holes really aren't so black.

A team of researchers has discovered an incredibly bright black hole located some 22 million light years away in the neighboring Pinwheel Galaxy. It’s twice as bright as astronomers ever thought possible.

Joel Bregman, co-author of the study and professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan, explains how black holes create light and what to expect following this discovery.