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Post by Dragon Mon May 17, 2021 5:46 am

For the first time, astronomers have caught a glimpse of a star being "spaghettified" as a supermassive black hole rips it apart.

After getting too close to a colossal black hole — located 750 million light-years from Earth and weighing 30 million times the mass of our sun — the hapless star was ensnared by the hole’s gravity and devoured.

Black holes are messy eaters that like to play with their food.

As it drew the star closer, the black hole’s gravity produced powerful tidal forces, stretching the star out into a long noodle shape and producing a bright flash of optical light, X-rays and radio waves that telescopes on Earth detected .


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(Image credit: NASA//CXC/M. Weiss)

The black hole shreds the star into thin strands, which it wraps around itself like a ball of yarn.


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This 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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