Black Hole Devours Star – 139 Days of Stellar Devastation | Video
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
Astronomers have seen evidence that a supermassive black hole 2.7 billion light years away has shredded a star. In this visualization, some of the murdered star's debris falls into the void, but some is spun up and shot out at high velocities.
credit : NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz)