Most dying stars go out with a bang — a supernova, more specifically. But scientists recently observed a star that went out with a whisper, skipping the supernova phase and going straight into a black hole. The discovery not only teaches us more about stars, but it could also uncover the mysteries behind some of the universe's most massive black holes.
Go Directly to Black Hole, Do Not Pass Go
What This Could Tell Us About Black Holes
Written by Stephanie Bucklin June 21, 2017
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