Black hole enjoys fantastically long stellar feast

X-ray glow gives away the slow chow down

supermassive black hole

SLOW EATER  A supermassive black hole has set a record for the longest meal, slurping on a single star for more than 10 years. In this artist’s illustration of the event, gas from the star (red) falls toward the black hole, while a wind blows the other way (blue).

M. Weiss/CXC/NASA

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