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The awakening of a cosmic monster

Most galaxies harbour giant black holes; some are 'silent' whereas others produce copious amounts of radiation. The awakening of a silent monster has just been witnessed as it breaks apart and swallows a nearby star. See Letters p.421 & p.425

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