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Astro Bob blog: Galactic Snacker Naps After Dining On Stars

Ready to meet a mighty muncher? The discovery of gravitational waves from colliding black holes got me thinking about another black hole, a real whopper. This one lives in the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 4889 some 300 million light years from home.

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This image shows the elliptical galaxy NGC 4889 in front of hundreds of background galaxies within the Coma galaxy cluster. Well-hidden from human eyes, there is a gigantic supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy. Credit: NASA, ESA

Ready to meet a mighty muncher? The discovery of gravitational waves from colliding black holes got me thinking about another black hole, a real whopper. This one lives in the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 4889 some 300 million light years from home.

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