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Black Hole Eats A Star And Then Pukes It Back, Incredible!

For the first time, astronomers have photographed the never-before phenomena of the black hole absorbing a star, and then spitting back a part of it. The unusual occurrence has stunned those who study the extra-terrestrial world of space.

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Black Hole Eats A Star And Then Pukes It Back, Incredible!

Black Hole Eats A Star And Then Pukes It Back, Incredible!

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A star as big as our Sun was engulfed.

A star as big as our Sun was engulfed.

The astronomers tracked a star , which got deviated from its path into a massive black hole.

The flare that spewed out afterwards has been captured.

The flare that spewed out afterwards has been captured.

Researchers have long been capturing and observing the black hole that ate everything up. But, this time, the hot flare that came out of it, is captured as well.

A rare event

A rare event

"These events are extremely rare. It's the first time we see everything from the stellar destruction followed by the launch of a conical outflow, also called a jet, and we watched it unfold over several months. Previous efforts to find evidence for these jets, including my own, were late to the game", said Sjoert van Velzen, the leader of the analysis.

Twitter had told them of the star being eaten.

Twitter had told them of the star being eaten.

The team came to know about the star being eaten by Twitter in December last year. Just after that, Van Velzen used radio telescopes to capture those after-effects.

A long way to go

A long way to go

Our understanding of the black hole has enhanced, but still there's a long way to go, Van Velzen summed it up as being "beautifully complicated".

Black hole at the end of each galaxy

Black hole at the end of each galaxy

Black holes are perceived to be existing at the end of each galaxy. This one, though, was towards the end of the smaller spectrum, big enough to eat a star.

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