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Infrared Echoes of a Black Hole Eating a Star

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Sept. 15, 2016
 Infrared Echoes of a Black Hole Eating a Star
This illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole

“When a star passes within a certain distance of a black hole — close enough to be swallowed up — the stellar material gets stretched and compressed as it is pulled in.”

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia20027/infrared-echoes-of-a-black-hole-eating-a-star