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Your Daily Science: Black Hole Devours Star

If you got a rush watching sharks prey on lesser forms of sea life during Shark Week, wait until you see what happens when predators attack in space. For the first time ever, a NASA satellite caught this massive black hole — about one million times bigger than our sun — devouring an unlucky star, Swift J1644+57, that got in its way. Until now, scientists had only theorized about how how black holes fed on matter; this is the first time they’ve been able to witness it. That is some crazy s**t! May I humbly suggest a Space Week on the Discovery Channel? [MSNBC]Want to contact the writer of this post? {encode=”ami@thefrisky.com” title=”Email her”}!

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