The black hole “spits out” a star that it has devoured for years

Three years after a black hole ruptured and devoured a young star, the cosmic giant is lighting up the night sky with violent emissions as it burps material from its chaotic stellar meal.

In October 2018, . was released Black hole – It is located in a galaxy 665 million light-years from Earth – The tearing of a star that was wandering at a very close distance was observed. The event itself came as no surprise to astronomers, who often observed these violent encounters between stars and greedy black holes. These events called tidal disturbance events (TDEs) occur when things like stars Approaching black holes and the massive gravitational effect they encounter generates tidal forces that stretch the star in one direction while crushing it in the other, thus “spaghetite” the stellar body.

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