Spooky stars: phantom black hole is actually a “stellar vampire”

In a story of scientific method gone right, two rival research teams join forces to uncover new truths.

illustration of the vampire star with a halo and its companion star
Artist's impression of the newly-discovered vampire star (foreground) and the companion star (background) that has been stripped of its atmosphere by the vampire. Credit: ESO / L. Calçada.
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