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Fraser
2013-Apr-02, 09:50 PM
In Star Wars, the Millennium Falcon narrowly escaped being devoured by an exogorth (space slug) slumbering inside an asteroid crater. An unsuspecting rogue giant planet wasn’t as lucky. Astronomers using the Integral space observatory were able to watch as the planet was eaten by black hole that had been inactive for decades It woke up [...]

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