Last March, a NASA instrument on the International Space Station discovered a black hole about 10,000 light-years away from Earth, swallowing a star.
What happened next was strangely self by the standards of very dense celestial objects that can not even emit light: the black hole began to shrink.
Honey, I shrunk the black holes
According to a MIT blog post about the findings, in a recent article in the journal Nature has described that the size of the corona of the black Lochs – that's the ring of particles that surrounds the mouth – became a ghost of his former self.
It began, according to the MIT, the length of about the width of Massachusetts and ended at about ten kilometers ̵
Jack Steiner, a researcher at MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, told the MIT blogger that the observation was an important new finding in the emerging black hole study.
"This is the first time we have seen this kind of evidence that the corona is shrinking during this particular phase of eruption," Steiner said. "The Corona is still pretty mysterious and we still have a loose understanding of what it is. But we now have evidence that what develops in the system is the structure of the corona itself.
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