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Stellar Science

Black Hole Eats Stripped Star

A closely-watched flare from a gargantuan black hole in a distant galaxy has revealed to astronomers not only the mass of the black hole that ate the snack but the type of star that met its end as the meal.

Galaxies

Black Hole Breakfast En Route

Astronomers have discovered a dusty, stretched-out cloud heading for the supermassive black hole lurking in the Milky Way's core. The blob could be the meal the beast needs to wake up for a bit from its slumber, if the cloud survives its incoming trip on the dining cart.

Black Holes

Binary Quasar Is No Illusion

A close pair of quasars in Pisces turns out just that, not the record-breaking gravitational lens that astronomers had hoped.

Black Holes

More Evidence that Black Holes Are For Real

A team of astronomers announced on Monday compelling new evidence that black holes do exist in nature.

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