Supermassive black hole rips star apart (simulation)

This simulation shows a star getting torn apart by the gravitational tides of a supermassive black hole. The star gets “spaghettified” and after several orbits creates an accretion disc. Scientists believe that the superluminous ASASSN-15lh event happened like that.

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ESA/Hubble, ESO, N. Stone, K. Hayasaki

About the Video

Id:heic1622b
Release date:12 December 2016, 17:00
Related releases:heic1622
Duration:50 s

About the Object

Name:ASASSN-15lh
Type:Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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