Intermediate Black Hole Implicated in Star's Death

Astronomers presenting at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Washington D.C. on Jan. 4, have reported the detection of the emission generated by a black hole as it devoured a white dwarf star in the elliptical galaxy NGC 1399. This may not appear to be a huge deal to begin with -- stars being [...]

January 5, 2010
12:21 AM EST