Light lunch - First ever glimpse of black hole eating a star

By Archean
Nov 17, 2011
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    stronomers have known for many years that black holes are out there in the universe, sucking in and destroying any stars that happen to venture too close to their awesome gravitational pulls. But until now, what happens to those unfortunate stars has been pure speculation. In early 2011, scientists witnessed for the first time a black hole tearing apart and “eating” a huge star. Although the actual visuals weren’t as fantastically graphic as the animation, they can help teach the scientific community a great deal about the nature of these massive mysteries.

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