supermassive black holes

The Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected Gobbles A Sun-Sized Star Every Two Days

The Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected Gobbles A Sun-Sized Star Every Two Days

Supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies can get absurdly huge, sometimes reaching masses billions of times greater than our Sun. The rate at which black holes grow can vary, but Australian astronomers have detected one such object with an unusually intense appetite, making it the fastest-growing black hole…