Science

A Star Shredded into Thin Pieces by a Supermassive Black Hole

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The black holes can distort stars to such a great extent that the matter is pinched out as a thread. The elongated stand of material is then sucked in the black hole’s event horizon, which emits a sparkling light as it circles the black hole and is then devoured. The process of the burst of light from a star falling into the supermassive black hole is known as ‘spaghettification.’ And one such event has been recorded.

Researchers in Britain spotted the Flare, which was 215 million light-years away from the Earth. Since it was not too far, the researchers witnessed and captured the entire destructive procedure. The Flare grew bigger and bigger as more material was getting torn because of the gravitational pull over six months before the fading away.

The capture of this ‘Tidal Disruption Event’ will give the experts a better understanding of the supermassive Black holes’ workings and the corresponding effect on its surroundings.