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How a famous black hole makes its brilliant X-rays

Artist's illustration of a black hole sucking in material from a star.

The black hole Cygnus X-1 (artist’s impression) drags in material from a blue companion star. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

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Nature 611, 429 (2022)



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