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Astronomers Witnessed a Star Being Violently ‘Spaghettified’ by a Black Hole – ScienceAlert

A spectacularly brilliant flare of light from over 700 million light-years away is turning out to be a gift that keeps on giving.

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A spectacularly brilliant flare of light from over 700 million light-years away is turning out to be a gift that keeps on giving.
Emitted from the heart of a galaxy, it was the dying electromagnetic scream of a star as it was torn apart and partially devoured by a black hole roughly 5 million times the mass of the Sun and a new analysis has shown that it underwent the rather aptly named process of ‘spaghettification’ as it died.
Stellar deaths are usually violent affairs, but death by spaghettification…

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