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Supermassive Black Hole ‘Burps’

Black holes, which have a voracious appetite, can suffer indigestion, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Texas, San Antonio say they have discovered a massive “galactic blast,” or “burp” coming from a giant black hole some 26 million light years away. Around the black hole, a large spiral galaxy, NGC 5194, is colliding with the smaller galaxy, NGC 5195. In the resulting maelstrom, the researchers believe gas is being funneled toward the black hole. The massive...

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