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Trainees Discover That a Black Hole Swallowed a Star Decades Ago

Representation of a supermassive black hole engulfing a star and spewing out a ‘jet’ of particles.
ESO/M. Kornmesser/Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Two teams of astronomers, one from Caltech and one from the University of Toronto, have discovered that a supermassive black hole swallowed a star decades ago. This had gone unnoticed until now. The ball got rolling when two high school interns were combing through old data from radio telescopes and discovered something strange, namely an object that was very bright in the 1980s

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