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Black hole gobbles up a star by ‘spaghettifying’ it


Scientists have observed a black hole eating up a dying star. The dying star threw some spaghetti-like strings across the void.

The scientists have observed a supermassive black hole gobbling up a star. The gravitational pull shredded the stars into strands of matter. When a black hole shreds a star into thin strands, it is called the process of spaghettification.

A wandering star is the primary apparatus of this phenomenon. When a star wanders near a supermassive black hole, it can become a dinner of the Supernova.

In addition to that, scientists state that the event they witnessed is 215 million light-years away in a spiral galaxy situated in the Eridanus constellation.

Also, the astronomers could not correctly study the phenomenon because of the light from the star.

Spaghettification of a star

Sometimes, a black hole pulls the star inside it because of its higher gravitational pull; it creates a powerful blast of material outwards in the space. The powerful pull can look like thin strands of material going out of the hole.

In addition to that, spaghettification is a rare phenomenon and can give much more information about a black hole.

The study co-author, Kate Alexander, explains that they could see the pattern of dust and Debris being drawn up in the center of the void because they could spot it early.

She added that the black hole launched a powerful outflow of material with velocities of 10,000 km/s. The powerful blast and the light from the dying star can create a curtain for the researcher and obstruct their view.

The supermassive black hole

The supermassive black hole situated in the spiral galaxy of Eridanus constellation devoured a star. The researchers experienced the event through the telescope at the European Southern Observatory in Chile.

The supermassive black hole’s gravitational pull is so high that it can shred star into thin threads of material. This event will cause a Stellar explosion, and the astronomers call it the spaghettification of a star.

Scientists from various universities state that they are observing the star for months now after the spaghettification.

They attended that the light from the star initially grew, and after some time, it shrank into nothingness.

In conclusion, the researchers used optical, X-ray, ultraviolet, and radio light to take observations in the form of multiple wavelengths of light.

The event of Spaghettification is helping the researchers to know more about Stellar explosions, stars, and supermassive black holes.

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