GLUTTONOUS BLACK HOLE

Sky at Night Magazine - - BULLETIN -

The fastest-grow­ing black hole ever has been found by the Sky Map­per tele­scope. As the mon­ster sucks down the mass of our Sun ev­ery two days, the tur­moil makes gas sur­round­ing it start to glow. “If we had this mon­ster sit­ting at the cen­tre of our Milky Way, it would ap­pear 10 times brighter than the full Moon… an in­cred­i­bly bright pin-point star that would al­most wash out all of the stars in the sky,” says Chris­tian Wolf from the Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity.

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