Astronomers Discover Black Hole With Monstrous Appetite For Gas From Nearby Star

October 10, 2014 11:07 AM

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Astronomers Discover Black Hole With Monstrous Appetite For Gas From Nearby Star

Astronomers have discovered a unique black hole that can consume gas from a nearby star 10 times faster than previously thought. The black hole, dubbed P13, can absorb stellar gas with a weight equivalent to "100 billion billion hot dogs" every minute.

According to astronomers, as gas falls toward a black hole it gets very hot and bright. In case of P13, which lies on the outskirts of the galaxy NGC7793, about 12 million light years from Earth, astronomers found the black hole to be more luminous than other black holes. A study, related to the dis...

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