Black hole News
In a rare incident, astronomers have captured the exact moment in which a massive black hole devoured a Sun-sized star by a process called 'spaghettification'. A rare blast of light from a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole was spotted using telescopes from the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The phenomenon, known as a tidal disruption event, is the closest such flare recorded to date at just over 215 million light-years from Earth.
A new study conducted by a team of astronomers has revealed what can happen when a giant black hole fails to intervene in the life of a galaxy cluster. The study showed that passive black hole behavior could help in understanding a remarkable torrent of star formation occurring in a distant cluster of galaxies. It is to be noted that galaxy clusters are made up of hundreds or thousands of galaxies pervaded by hot, X-ray emitting gas.
Astronomers have spotted a record-breaking explosion created by a black hole some 390 million light-years away in the universe. According to CNN.com, this record-breaking, gargantuan explosion came from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light-years away, the astronomers said.