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Astronomer tells Wikinews about discovery of closest black hole known so far
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Astronomer tells Wikinews about discovery of closest black hole known so far

A study published in journal Astronomy & Astrophysics in April reported astronomers from the European Southern Observatory and elsewhere discovered a black hole in the Telescopium constellation, about 1000 light years away from the Solar System, meaning it is the nearest known black hole from the Earth. Wikinews caught up with co-author Thomas Rivinius to discuss this discovery.

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Power firm helicopter strikes cables, crashes near Fairfield, California
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Power firm helicopter strikes cables, crashes near Fairfield, California

A helicopter under contract to Pacific Gas and Electric on Tuesday struck power lines and crashed near Fairfield, California. Three occupants of the helicopter died and three firefighters were injured when their appliance rolled responding to an ensuing wildfire.

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