Black Hole Seen Eating Star for First Time Ever

For the first time ever, astronomers have witnessed a black hole swallowing a star. The event took place 150 million years ago in a pair of colliding galaxies called Arp 299. The black hole was 20 million times larger than our own Sun, and was seen consuming a body twice the size of our stellar companion.

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The Cosmic Companion

The Cosmic Companion will be your guide to the wonders of the Cosmos, from the Earth beneath our feet to the most distant quasars. We will explore the majesty of the Universe, the remarkable men and women who spent their lives unraveling the secrets of the cosmic expanse, and the questions that still evade the […]

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