Meet P13, a very hungry black hole that can chomp 100 billion hotdogs a minute

October 10, 2014 4:20 AM

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P13 is a hungry black hole consuming its donor star 10 times fast for its size. It proves that "small but terrible" also applies to things in space.(Photo : Tom Russell / ICRAR)

The P13 is a black hole along the outer edge of the NGC7793 galaxy located around 12 million light years away from the Earth. It's very luminous compared to others of its kind but as it turns out, this has nothing to do with the black hole's size. Instead, P13 is consuming gas from a donor star fast...

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