NASA telescopes watch cosmic violence, mysteries unravel

NASA images from its Kepler, Hubble, Spitzer, Chandra telescopes highlight space show

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Nasty black hole: NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Magellan telescopes this week captured what scientists said was a dense stellar remnant being ripped apart by a black hole a thousand times as massive as the Sun. This discovery would be a cosmic double play: it would be strong evidence for an intermediate mass black hole, which has been a hotly debated topic, and would mark the first time such a black hole has been caught tearing a star apart, NASA stated.

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