The Source: Burping Black Holes Change Understanding of Celestial

January 11, 2016 7:09 PM

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The Source: Burping Black Holes Change Understanding of Celestial

Nothing escapes the black hole, or so we thought. According to new findings from the National Aeronautical and Space Administration, the agency - using the powerful Chandra X-ray Observatory - has seen violent eruptions from a black hole in a nearby galaxy. The outbursts came as two galaxies merge.

"For an analogy, astronomers often refer to black holes as 'eating' stars and gas. Apparently, black holes can also burp after their meal, said UTSA Astrophysicist Eric Schlegel in a recent NASA press release.

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