It is very implausible not to say astonishing words when capturing photos of space. The pictures of planets, galaxies, asteroids, and nebulas can affirm that these are wonderful creations ⁠— a combination of science and art. And most of our scientists and astronomers are still looking for new celestial bodies that make us astound and sometimes anxious.

A new black hole 1,000 light-years away was confirmed by a group of astronomers from Earth, the closest celestial neighbor that we have so far. Scientists from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile find out that the cosmic body that they identified is a black hole. They based it on a new study published in Astronomy and Astrophysics, by following the movement of its neighboring stars.

Scientists were trying to know the bizarre behavior of the two stars in a system called HR 6819. Both of the stars are in the same system and identical in mass and size, but it moves separately. Thomas Rivinius, an ESO scientist who conducted the study, said: “One of them is rotating very rapidly, so much that it’s almost flying apart ”. They were interested in this two-star system for years. Some of them are thinking that there may be another object nearby, causing the two stars to move variously.

After years of deliberation, Rivinius and his team decided to analyze with ESO’s La Silla Observatory. They realized that the stars seemed to be orbiting around a celestial object that was about four times or as colossal as the Sun. But as when they checked it for the first time, there was not anything in the midpoint of the system, either a star that is hard to see or a black hole. “We could exclude any type of star with that mass being present,” says Rivinius. “So if there’s something with that mass in the system, it must be a black hole.”

There’s nothing to be afraid about black holes. Even though the system is extremely near to the Earth, this black hole is a thousand light-years away from the Earth to become a threat. In spite of this, it is incredible that there might be even more black holes dispersed all over the universe- and even our galaxy.