Astronomers Catch Black Hole Devouring Star

Astronomers Seppo Mattila and Miguel Pérez-Torres usually study the natural deaths of stars, but they weren’t going to pass up the chance to investigate a stellar murder. A new paper in Science describes how they nabbed photographic evidence that a supermassive black hole in a relatively nearby galaxy tore apart and consumed part of a star in a phenomenon called a tidal disruption event (TDE), spewing jets of material in the process. Scientists have observed these cosmic crime scenes befo

Astronomers Catch Black Hole Devouring Star

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Discover Magazine

A star is torn

Years of observation reveal a star ripped apart and partially consumed by a supermassive black hole. Phil Dooley reports.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Supermassive black hole seen eating star for the first ever time

The huge, violent event sees a blast of matter shot across the universe

Thu 14 Jun 18 from The Independent

Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material ejected when the powerful gravity of a supermassive black hole ripped apart ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from

Astronomers Are Watching a Black Hole Tear a Star Apart in Another Galaxy

In a new study, astronomers claim a star with around two solar masses came apart at the seams when it encountered a black hole with the mass of 20 suns. The post Astronomers Are Watching a ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Extremetech

This monster black hole's jet has 125 billion times more energy than the Sun

A dust-enshrouded, giant black hole ripping apart a star blasted out a superfast jet of particles that packed about 125 billion times the amount of energy the sun releases per year, a new study ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from FOXNews

This Monster Black Hole's Jet Has 125 Billion Times More Energy Than the Sun, Thu 14 Jun 18 from

Supermassive black hole swallows star, lights up galaxy core

Star's death produces jets moving at nearly a quarter the speed of light.

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Ars Technica

Scientists directly image particle jet emitted by supermassive black hole devouring a star

It's the first time astronomers have achieved this feat.

Fri 15 Jun 18 from ZME Science


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