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    Scientists Observe Black Hole Swallowing Star

    Seeing is believing. For the first time ever, a team of astrophysicists has witnessed a supermassive black hole consuming a “very unlucky star” that succumbed to its gravitational pull. Over several months, they documented the destruction of the star, comparable in size to our sun, culminating in a jet of plasma erupting from the black hole at nearly the speed of light. Previously, scientists merely speculated about such bursts, but project lead Sjoert van Velzen hopes this will help improve our understanding of the universe’s darkest voids.

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