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X-ray Nova Reveals New Black Hole

An X-ray outburst caught by NASA's Swift on Sept. 16, 2012, resulted
from a flood of gas plunging toward a previously unknown black hole. Gas
flowing from a sun-like star collects into a disk around the black
hole. Normally, this gas would steadily spiral inward. But in this
system, named Swift J1745-26, the gas collects for decades before
suddenly surging inward.

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Added: Oct-5-2012 Occurred On: Oct-5-2012
By: vril
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Tags: X-ray Nova, Reveals New, Black Hole, NASA
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