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Black Holes Encyclopedia

Black Hole Directory

Stellar mass

These black holes are the collapsed cores of giant stars, with masses of a few times that of the Sun.

Intermediate mass

The next step up is black holes that are thousands of times as massive as the Sun. Many objects may fit this category, but only a few likely candidates have been discovered.

Supermassive

These are the black hole behemoths, weighing in at a few million to a few billion times the mass of the Sun. These black holes inhabit the cores of galaxies.

List all Stellar mass black holes »

List all Intermediate mass black holes »

List all Supermassive black holes »

Key Objects

Cygnus X-1
Cygnus X-1

XTE J1650-500
XTE J1650-500

Key Objects

G1
G1

Omega Centauri
Omega Centauri

Key Objects

Milky Way
Milky Way

M31
M31

M32
M32

This document was last modified: September 11, 2014.