The stunning animation that shows a black hole 'choking' on a star



A stunning new animation released by NASA today reveals the ‘death spiral’ of a star as it plummets into a black hole.
Observations revealed a bizarre pattern in the energy of a ‘tidal disruption flare’ in a distant galaxy, suggesting the black hole at its center suddenly encountered an ‘unlucky star full of matter,’ and is now ‘choking’ on the infalling debris.
The new animation shows how the debris from the star collides with itself, causing fluctuations in ultraviolet and optical light, as well as X-ray emissions.
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WHY IT'S 'CHOKING'  To explain the unusual... read more

 
20 March 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 52
Source: Daily Mail
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