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A black hole tears apart a star to pieces

Rare phenomenon captured by NASA telescope - VIDEO

NASA has captured, through its "TESS" (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) telescope, images of a supermassive black hole that breaks up a star the size of our Sun in the center of a galaxy called 2MASX J07001137-6602251, located at about 375 millions of light years away in the constellation of Volans. This is a rather rare phenomenon that can occur every 100,000 years called the "Tidal Disruption Event" (TDE).

The discovery by the Ohio University team led by Patrick Vallely and published in "Astrophysical Journal" a few days ago, also took place thanks to the global network of robotic telescopes "Asas-sn" (All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae) and to the Swift NASA satellite.

Below, the video published in Ohio yesterday, September 26th:

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