Black Hole Sun…

A black hole and a red dwarf are orbiting each other… [insert joke here]

But seriously, this is a cool story. They’ve found a black hole and a red dwarf sun orbiting each other at a dizzying [snerk!] speed of once every 2.4 hours. The video at the link there is obviously a computer animation not the real thing but it’s still bloody awesome that we’re finding things like this. I’m old enough to remember when black holes were still considered theoretical and how big a deal it was when someone proved the existence of just one. Now we’re regularly finding things like this.

I love, you science. :-)