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Astronomers Say Black Hole Can Be Spotted Using Home-Use Telescope

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News video: Astronomers Say Black Hole Can Be Spotted Using Home-Use TelescopeBlack holes can be seen via basic home-use telescopes, according to a study led by Kyoto University reserachers in Japan. Black holes can be seen via basic home-use telescopes, according to a study led by Kyoto University reserachers in Japan. Publishing in the journal Nature, astronomers say such visible evidence provides observational data comparably reliable to that gathered via X-rays. Lead author Mariko Kimura, notes, "We now know that we can make observations based on optical rays -- visible light, in other words -- and that black holes can be observed without high-spec X-ray or gamma-ray telescopes." A summary of the findings explains, "Once in several decades, some black hole binaries undergo "outbursts", in which enormous amounts of energy -- including X-rays

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