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Omnivorous Black Holes Like This One Are Pretty Much the Sharks of Space

By Dan Nosowitz Posted 05.03.2012 at 12:57 pm

Scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Johns Hopkins University report seeing a phenomenon we’ve all imagined: a black hole devouring a star.

A black hole at the center of a galaxy about 2.7 billion light-years away, one about the same size as the black hole at the center of our own Milky Way, was observed sucking the life out of a star.

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