While researching about galaxies in Google sky, I came upon a strange area.

Co-ordinates: 11h 6m 15.0 seconds | -77° 22' 9.8"

A lot of space around this body is empty, is it possible that the body is a black hole?

The reason I'm asking is because of this image - Black hole

This is a photograph and readings are of a real black hole.. It looks like the one on the co-ordinates which I observed with all the dust around it.

The co-ordinates of the real black hole are - 03h 19m 47.60s | +41° 30' 37.00"


Going by those coordinates, the dark area you're seeing in Google Sky is the Chamaeleon I cloud. It's a nearby star-forming region that is part of the Chamaeleon complex (see also the "Notable features" section of this article on the Chamaeleon constellation). The star nearest to the coordinates you provided is the T Tauri star TYC 9414-787-1.

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