An Exploding Space Cow Could Be Linked to a Newborn Black Hole

The first time we’ve caught a baby black hole in action

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Jan 11 · 5 min read
AT2018cow and its host galaxy as seen in August 2018. Photo: R. Margutti/W.M. Keck Observatory

By Neel V. Patel

A few weeks after so many of us enjoyed Independence Day fireworks, scientists helming the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) survey in Hawaii gawked at a different sort of light show: something called…

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