Researchers with Ohio State University have published a new study detailing the potential existence of a new class of black holes, ones that are smaller than what are currently known to be the smallest black holes in the universe.
The discovery of a new class would help astronomers in their mission to find and catalog black holes, ultimately improving our understanding of the universe around us.
Black holes are the ‘hungry’ result of dead stars, which eventually pull into themselves and then explode.
These black holes have insane gravitational pulls on everything around them, tearing apart planets that get too close and more.
Most black holes have around five to 15 times the mass of our Sun, but recent discoveries have put the figure as high as 31.
The discovery proved that black holes can be bigger than previously known and the new study suggests it is possible there may also be a class of extra-small, relatively speaking, black holes, as well.