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NASA | Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Published on 21 Oct 2015

This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart.

What are black holes? WIRED explains

Friday, December 9th, 2016
What are black holes? WIRED explains

WIRED explains the four types of black holes and why we can’t take photos of them

There are many strange things in our universe – from supernovas to neutron stars – but nothing is more mind-blowing than a black hole.

Black holes are a consequence of gravity reaching intense levels. When matter becomes incredibly densely packed together, gravity can become so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.