A Quick Look at XJ1500+0154

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A Quick Look at XJ1500+0154
Black holes are extremely compact and dense, generating incredibly powerful gravitational forces. When an object, like a star, wanders too close, these forces can rip that object to pieces. Some of the material from the doomed object is hurtled out into space. The black hole devours the rest. Astronomers just found a black hole gnawing on the remains of a star for over ten years. This is the largest meal, or the first clean-your-plate job, for a black hole ever seen.
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Astronomy
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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2017-02-06T16:03:41.000Z
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