Tidal Disruption Event

Astronomers Discover an Intermediate-Mass Black Hole as it Destroys a Star

Supermassive black holes (SMBH) reside in the center of galaxies like the Milky Way. They are mind-bogglingly massive, ranging from…

2 months ago

Astronomers Track a Neutrino Back to the Source. Where a Black Hole Tore Apart a Star

Neutrinos are notoriously finicky particles.  Hundreds of trillions pass through a person’s body every second, yet they hardly seem to…

9 months ago

Astronomers Watch a Star Get Spaghettified by a Black Hole

When a black hole consumes a star, it does so by turning it into spaghetti first. Astronomers have seen it…

1 year ago

Astronomers Watched a Star System Die

About 570 light years from Earth lies WD 1145+017, a white dwarf star. In many respects it's a typical white…

2 years ago

This is What Happens When a Black Hole Gobbles up a Star

An international team of scientists recently created a unified model that shows what happens when stars are consumed by a…

4 years ago

When Galaxies Collide, Stars Suffer the Consequences

A study by a team of scientists at the University of Sheffield suggests that stars being ripped apart due to…

5 years ago