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X-ray: NASA/CXC/UNH/D.Lin et al, Optical: CFHT, Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

Astronomy

Supermassive Black Hole Mauls, Shreds and Devours Unfortunate Star

Astronomers have seen an unprecedented "tidal disruption event" where a black hole in the center of a distant galaxy is thought to have ripped a star to sheds, taking 10 years to eat the stellar entrails.

Published On 02/06/2017
8:20 PM EST