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Spagettification of a star caught by a black hole

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A star is torn:

Using telescopes from ESO and other organisations around the world, astronomers have spotted a rare blast of light from a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. In the video the animation depicts a star experiencing spaghettification as it’s sucked in by a supermassive black hole during a ‘tidal disruption event’. In a new study, done with the help of ESO’s Very Large Telescope and ESO’s New Technology Telescope, a team of astronomers found that when a black hole devours a star, it can launch a powerful blast of material outwards.

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2 Replies to “Spagettification of a star caught by a black hole

  1. 1
    awstar says:

    when a black hole devours a star, it can launch a powerful blast of material outwards.

    Why?

  2. 2
    Seversky says:

    Another cosmic sign of the noodlework of the supreme Flying Spaghetti Monster,

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