Localised Black Hole Discovered

Tuesday, 6th July 2010 by

As we all know, the general theory of relativity states that a black hole is a region of space from which nothing can escape – including light. Astronomers have identified lots of places where black holes may exist, but apparently they missed one – about 60km north of Tokyo.

Despite being essentially invisible, a black hole can be observed through its interaction with other matter, which in this case is not the movement of galaxies, but rather some school buildings in Gyōda city, in the Saitama prefecture.

The result of the deformation of spacetime caused by a very compact mass, such localised black holes are actually not that uncommon. In fact they're the universe's leading cause of vanishing pens, missing remote controls and disappearing socks.

More about Black Holes at Wikipedia.

Thanks to Yoshino!