Astronomers discover closest black hole to Earth using Maunakea telescope

An artist’s impression of a star much like our own sun orbiting a black hole only about 1,600 light-years away from Earth. (International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/Spaceengine/M. Zamani)

Astronomers using a Maunakea observatory have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth.