Jan 10, 2019

Hungry Black Hole Shines Light on Astronomical Phenomenon

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Astronomers have been watching a very hungry black hole devour the gases of a nearby star for almost a year.

A specialized instrument aboard the International Space Station in March detected an enormous explosion of X-ray light nearly 10,000 light years from Earth.

The source: a black hole called MAXI J1820+070, caught in an outburst, spewing surges of X-ray energy as it devours inhales celestial dust and gas.

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