This Is What it Looks Like When a Black Hole Shreds a Star
Unluckily for the gassy leftovers, they aren't moving fast enough to escape.
Happenings like this, where a star is intermingling with a black hole, are called tidal disruptions, and can give off x-rays that researchers can observe for several years. While researchers had detected tidal disruptions before, they're still learning about the mechanism of how they really form. More explanations of these intense star deaths could give us a better insight into how black holes work, while letting us to keep a safe distance.
This Is What it Looks Like When a Black Hole Shreds a Star Reviewed by Umer Abrar on 10/23/2015 Rating: