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I am confused though as to what's different when this story first came out last week, is it that it might be from a black hole? I don't remember hearing about any potential cause originally.
Won't you come and wash away the rain?
I thought that link might have had something to do with it.
Even though half of Twitter thought it was going to be an asteroid, as NASA don't often do televised news conferences, it turned out to be the youngest black hole ever discovered: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nasas-chandra-finds-youngest-nearby-black-hole-108190609.html
given that it's an x-ray telescope and the asteroid wouldn't be giving off x-rays.
Have they found out what that 'missile' was off the coast of California last week was.