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Between Korean hostages and Lohan dramas, it can be refreshing to grab a smidge of cosmic perspective: Black holes devour matter like piranhas, study finds. …and the Calvino-esque opening sentence: Like gluttonous piranhas, supermassive black holes in young galaxy clusters … Read More

By / July 24, 2007

Between Korean hostages and Lohan dramas, it can be refreshing to grab a smidge of cosmic perspective:

Black holes devour matter like piranhas, study finds.

…and the Calvino-esque opening sentence:

Like gluttonous piranhas, supermassive black holes in young galaxy clusters gorge on bountiful gas until little fuel is left, and then they fade away…

Wicked.

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