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Hungry Black Hole

      On the fifth of December, NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Galaxy Evolution Explorer spotted a dormant black hole as it began 'munching' or sucking in a star that strayed to close to it. This is the first time anyone has ever been anybody has been able to watch this event to occur in full.

      As the process began, ultraviolet rays were released in a great degree. As the 'eating' continued, the rays were released less and less as the star started to disappear into the blackness. Dormant black holes like this one rarely suck in new celestial objects. This event happens about once in every 10,000 years.