Star Falling into a Black Hole

Star Falling into a Black Hole

This computer-simulated image shows gas from a star that is ripped apart by tidal forces as it falls into a black hole. Some of the gas is also being ejected at high speeds into space. Using observations from telescopes in space and on the ground, astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet for this violent process. (Credit: NASA, S. Gezari, The Johns Hopkins University and J. Guillochon, University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Aerospace, Research, Physics and Physical Sciences
Black hole, physics, STAR
  • Created By: John Toon
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  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 10:51am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:49pm