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The likely result would either be a black hole-black hole binary system; a neutron star-black hole binary system, or the black hole and the compact remnant from the second supernova explosion would go their separate ways at reasonably high speeds. You cannot disrupt a black hole in this way. In fact all that will happen to the original black hole is that it ...


The answer is: frequently. There are many amateur astronomers that make it their ambition to discover new supernovae or to observe and report on new variable stars. As an example, let me cite amateurs Robert Evans, who apparently holds the record for most supernovae found by visual observation, or Tom Boles, who holds the record for supernova discoveries by ...

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