Lost in the stars at astrophysics talk

SALISBURY — The bad news about black holes is they suck everything in and it all disappears forever.

The good news is the black hole in Earth’s galaxy is far away and it isn’t hungry.

Priyamvada Natarajan, a theoretical astrophysicist at Yale and author of “Mapping the Heavens,” told an audience at the Scoville Memorial Library on Thursday, April 13, that black holes come in two basic varieties: feasting and fasting.

A feasting black hole is “gobbling gas.”

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