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Black Hole Found Shredding a Nearby Star into ‘Spaghetti’ is Pivotal Moment for Astronomers

An intermediate-mass black hole lurking undetected in a dwarf galaxy revealed itself to astronomers when it gobbled up an unlucky star that strayed too close. The shredding of the star is known as a ‘tidal disruption event’ or ‘spaghettification’—and it produced a flare of radiation that briefly outshone the combined stellar light of the host […]

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NASA Catches The Sun in a Big Smiley Face Made of Wind (LOOK)

Just in time for Halloween, NASA released a photo of the sun “smiling”. Their Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the cheery image, sharing it in a Tweet in late October. The ‘smile’ we see here are made up of three coronal holes, solar fluctuations during which fast bursts of solar wind are released, NASA explained. “Seen […]

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Black Hole Spews Out Material Years After Shredding a Star: ‘We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’

In October 2018, a small star was ripped to shreds when it wandered too close to a black hole in a galaxy located 665 million light years away from Earth. Though it may sound thrilling, the event did not come as a surprise to astronomers who occasionally witness these violent incidents while scanning the night […]

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Huge Gas Bubble is Circling the Only Massive Black Hole in Our Galaxy–at 1/3 the Speed of Light

Scientists recently spotted a hot bubble of gas orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way at 200 million miles an hour, or around 1/3 the speed of light. The observations suggest that not only can these gas bubbles be imaged in X-ray and infrared wavelengths, but also radio waves, which […]

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