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Scientists have recently recorded hot material exiting a black hole at almost the speed of light. This black hole is about 10,000 light-years away and, along with its companion star, they make up a system known as MAXI J1820+070. Believe it or not, this black hole is about eight times the mass of the Sun and thus, it is identified as a stellar-mass black hole.
In order to understand how something like this happens, you need to know exactly what stellar-mass black holes are and how they are different from other black holes. Stellar-mass black holes are created by the destruction of a star. When the other shell of a star starts collapsing and there is no internal pressure to support it, it implodes.