The Milky Way, which has a supermassive black hole at its center,d as seen from the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. Photo: Loop Images / UIG via Getty Images

Scientists have seen for the first time evidence that "our galaxy is teeming with black holes," the AP reports, estimating there could be more than 10,000 of them in the Milky Way.

The big picture, literally: The dozens of black holes confirmed by astronomers are binary, per the AP, which occurs when "a black hole has partnered with another star and together they emit large amount of X-rays." Researchers in the study estimate that "there must be 300 to 500 binary black hole systems" meaning — because binary systems make up only 5% of all black holes —  that means there are likely thousands more in our galaxy.

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More young people are getting — and spreading — the coronavirus

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More young people are being infected with the coronavirus, and even though they're less likely to die from it, experts warn the virus' spread among young adults may further fuel outbreaks across the United States.

Why it matters: Some people in their 20s and 30s face serious health complications from COVID-19, and a surge in cases among young people gives the virus a bigger foothold, increasing the risk of infection for more vulnerable people.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 p.m. ET: 12,123,257 — Total deaths: 551,384 — Total recoveries — 6,650,507Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 p.m. ET: 3,084,690 — Total deaths: 132,803 — Total recoveries: 953,420 — Total tested: 37,431,666Map.
  3. Public health: Cases rise in 33 statesFlorida reports highest single-day coronavirus death toll since pandemic began.
  4. Science: World Health Organization acknowledges airborne transmission of coronavirus.
  5. Travel: Young adults are most likely to have moved due to coronavirus.

Judge asks full appeals court to review panel's dismissal of Flynn case

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D.C. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Thursday petitioned for the full D.C. Court of Appeals to rehear a three-judge panel's decision to order the dismissal of the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Why it matters: The panel's 2-1 decision could be overturned by the full 11-judge appeals court if it decides to take up the en banc review.