List of black holes

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This is a list of black holes (and stars considered probable candidates) organized by size (including black hole stars of undetermined mass); some items in this list are galaxies or star clusters that are believed to be organized around a black hole. Messier and New General Catalogue designations are given where possible.

Supermassive black holes and candidates


Intermediate-mass black holes and candidates

Stellar black holes and candidates

Micro black holes

Currently, the existence of micro black holes remains solely the subject of theoretical models; research in this area with particle accelerators (such as the Large Hadron Collider) is on-going, although the artificial production of micro black holes with particle accelerators has caused some to voice concerns for safety, considered greatly discredited in scientific examination of the concerns, since higher-energy impacts routinely occur on Earth in the form of cosmic rays.

See also


  1. ^ M87's satellite galaxy NGC 4486B, SEDS
  2. ^
  3. ^ Alex Check |authorlink= value (help) (2012-02-22). "The Smallest Known Black Hole Has 20 Million Mile Per Hour Winds". Forbes ( LLC). Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^, "NASA's RXTE Detects 'Heartbeat' of Smallest Black Hole Candidate", 2011.12.15 (accessed 2011.12.17)
  5. ^ ScienceDaily, "Heaviest Stellar Black Hole Discovered In Nearby Galaxy", Oct. 18, 2007 (accessed 12-12-2009)

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