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Black Hole Eating Habits

2 December 2013

This story is at various places, and for example at http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/fast-furious-refine… … and black holes are associated with X-ray emissions – but one of them is not playing ball by conforming to the normal eating habits of his compatriot black holes. In fact, they are eating lots of materia very quickly, gobbling it up as a result of being fed lots of dust and gases from a nearby galaxy. However, to the surprise of astrophysicists, the black hole is really quite a small affair, a bit of a runt – in spote of the copious menu. It seems that the 'what is for tea, mum …' includes lots of stuff directed there by the stellar wind of a nearby star.

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