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Astronomers discover a ‘starving’ supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy

Astronomers discover a ‘starving’ supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy What happens when a black hole falls on hard times?An international team of astronomers have found a black hole that’s rapidly getting dimmer, and they think it’s starving.

This week in space: Mars missions, a space blob, and a falling satellite

This week in space: Mars missions, a space blob, and a falling satellite NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is bringing its MOXIE to Mars in a proof-of-concept experiment to see whether we can break CO2 in its atmosphere to get breathable oxygen.MOXIE stands for the Mars OXygen In-situ resource utilization Experiment, which is a terrible reach as acronyms go.