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Star Survives Close Call with a Black Hole

23 Apr 2020, 18:19 UTC
Star Survives Close Call with a Black Hole

Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton indicate that a star survived a close call with a black hole, as described in our latest press release. As a red giant star approached a supermassive black hole in the galaxy GSN 069, it was caught in the black hole's gravity.

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