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Black hole eats and destroys hapless star which wandered too close

Beware of the hungry black hole. Astronomers tracked a supermassive black hole, 20 million times larger than the sun, which ate up and destroyed a star that came too close. SEE ALSO: Three baby planets hanging around a star discovered by astronomers
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Hungry, hungry black hole would take only two days to eat the mass of our sun

Even black holes get hungry. Astronomers have just discovered a black hole that's growing faster than any other black hole yet found in the universe.  If the sun were to fall into this incredibly dense cosmic object, it would only take two days
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Thousands of previously unseen black holes lurk near the center of our galaxy

The heart of the Milky Way is stacked with black holes.  According to a new study published this week in the journal Nature, the center of our galaxy appears to play host to more than 10,000 relatively small black holes that we have gone
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Scientists glimpse first direct proof of Einstein’s gravitational waves

From: Hindustan TimesRecommended by: Hindustan timesIn a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, international scientists said on Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, which
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Regrets as fuel

If regrets about yesterday's decisions and actions help you do better work today, then they've served a useful purpose. "I wish I'd taken that job." "I should have been more careful before I shipped that out the door." "I could...