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Scientists discover largest black hole blast ever recorded

Antofagasta - Scientists have announced the discovery of what they believe to be a record-breaking blast of gas and dust being ejected from a black hole more than 11.5 billion light-years away.

ESO discovers star rotating two million km/h, could be torn apart

Antofagasta - The European Southern Observatory (ESO)'s Very Large Telescope has discovered the fastest rotating star ever. Located 160,000 light-years from Earth, it rotates two million km/h and is 100,000 times brighter than the Sun.

‘Monster’ star up to 320 times the mass of the Sun discovered

This star R136a1 in the Large Magellanic Cloud is a super-supergiant. It’s a different species of star and didn’t even exist in theory, prior to this discovery. The Sun would look like the Moon, in comparison.
 

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