However, just nine hours later, the process repeated itself when the black hole flared again.
Giovanni Miniutti of the Centro de Astrobiología in Madrid, Spain, led a study into the bizarre black hole.
He said: “Giant black holes regularly flicker like a candle but the rapid, repeating changes seen in GSN 069 from December onwards are something completely new.”
The findings of the black hole study were published on September 11 in the journal Nature.
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