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Rare Explosion May Have Created Our Galaxy's Youngest Black Hole

13 Feb 2013, 15:53 UTC
Rare Explosion May Have Created Our Galaxy's Youngest Black Hole

New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The remnant appears to be the product of a rare explosion in which matter is ejected at high speeds along the poles of a rotating star.

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