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Massive Star-Eating Black Hole Has Been Feeding For A Decade

 

Massive Star-Eating Black Hole Has Been Feeding For A Decade

Astronomers have observed a black hole so massive and hungry that it has been feeding upon the same giant star for nearly a decade – ten times longer than previously observed star-killing black holes. According to their recent open source publication on arXiv.org, the astronomers believe that their data indicate that they are either witnessing the death of the largest star ever to be torn apart by a black hole or the first time a smaller star has been completely torn to cosmic shreds by these ravenous black hole.

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