A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

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If you were to travel some 150 million light years from Earth in the direction of Ursa Major, you’d come across a cataclysmic collision of two galaxies, known collectively as Arp 299. It’s a pretty wild place packed with exploding stars, earning it entry into an elite club of galactic “supernovae factories.”

But rapid self-detonation is not the only way stars die in this highly energetic galactic merger. In a study published on Thursday in Science, an international team of


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