Weekly Space Hangout: March 9, 2022 — HR 6819: Black Hole? Vampire 2-Star System? Dr. Abigail Frost Explains

On March 2, 2022, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) reported that the HR 6819 system, believed to be the home of the closest black hole to earth, is, in fact, “a ‘vampire’ two-star system in a rare and short-lived stage of its evolution.” HR 6819, just 1000 light-years from earth, does not include a black hole. The study was led by Dr. Abigail Frost from KY Leuven, and we are extremely please to welcome Dr. Frost to the Weekly Space Hangout tonight. Read More