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Image of the Day: Supermassive Black Hole Devouring a Star

Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassiveblack hole shredding a star that wandered too close in a galaxy 2.7 billion light-years away.. NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space-based observatory, and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the...
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