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10 incredible images of black holes

By: Katherine Butler on Feb. 21, 2011, 12:20 p.m.
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Photo: Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech

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Baby black hole spotted being born

NASA recently announced that for the first time, a black hole was seen being “born” out of an exploding star in a neighboring galaxy. As Discovery News reports, “the baby black hole is located in the M-100 galaxy, which is about 50 million light-years from Earth.” NASA is excited because it now knows the precise “birth date” of a black hole, allowing experts to study it as never before.