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Star Spaghettification Black Hole

The Black Hole’s deep gravitational pull turns an unlucky star into a doughnut

This animation depicts a star suffering from sweating while being sucked in by a supermassive black hole during a “tidal disruption event”. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmisser A deep gravitational crater swallowing an unlucky transcendent star Black holes have such a voracious gravitational pull that they swallow light. This makes them hungry monsters lurking in eternal darkness. …

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The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape

The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape

This sequence of artist’s illustrations shows how a black hole can devour a passing star. 1. An ordinary star passes near a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy. 2. The outer gases of the star are drawn into the gravitational field of the black hole. 3. A star gets ripped apart when …

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The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape

The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape

This sequence of artist’s illustrations shows how a black hole can devour a passing star. 1. An ordinary star passes near a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy. 2. The outer gases of the star are drawn into the gravitational field of the black hole. 3. A star gets ripped apart when …

The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape Read More »