• Black hole spied ripping apart, then spewing, star that got too close

    3 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    A supermassive black hole with a mass 20 million times greater than our own Sun was recently spotted shredding a massive star that got too close. The event was directly observed forming and launching a jet of material, marking the very first time such an observation has happened. The star that fell victim to the supermassive black hole had more...
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  • Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

    Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

    3 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material ejected when the powerful gravity of a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star that wandered too close to the cosmic monster.
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  • Giant Black Hole Swallows a Star and Belches Out a Superfast Particle Jet

    3 monthes ago - By Scientific American

    A decade-long international effort to track a star's death by black hole could lift the veil on galaxy formation in the early universe
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  • Astronomers Discover 3 Exoplanets Forming Around Young Star

    Astronomers Discover 3 Exoplanets Forming Around Young Star

    3 monthes ago - By ExtremeTech

    Two teams have independently discovered three different exoplanets forming in a star's protoplanetary disk.
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  • This Monster Black Hole's Jet Has 125 Billion Times More Energy Than the Sun

    3 monthes ago - By Space

    A dust-enshrouded giant black hole ripping apart a star blasted out a superfast jet of particles that packed about 125 billion times the amount of energy the sun releases per year, a new study finds.
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  • Scientists Spot Three Infant Planets Around Newborn Star

    Scientists Spot Three Infant Planets Around Newborn Star

    3 monthes ago - By Geek

    Aww: Three baby planets have been spotted roughly 330 light years from our Solar System. Two independent teams of astronomers uncovered evidence that the young orbs are in orbit around an infant star...
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  • A Black Hole Ate A Star And Left Crumbs Of Light For Astronomers To Discover

    3 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Using more than ten years of data, astronomers discovered traces of an unlucky star that got too close to a black hole. Because this event was partly hidden from us by dust, this discovery shows how we might find other cases of star-eating black holes.
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