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2015-07-02 19:44:14

Because they don’t give off light, astronomers have a difficult time pinpointing a black hole's location. But when a black hole gets close enough to an object, like a star, for example, and begins consuming the object's mass, the matter that pours into its gravitational clutches can get so hot that it glows and releases energy in the form of X-ray light.

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