New model explains how we see a massive black hole devours a star

What can happen to a star that wanders too close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of its galaxy. Astrophysicists have been struggling to understand this diversity and assemble different pieces of the puzzle into a coherent model. 

But now thanks to a breakthrough study, published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, the study points out that the superstar will be torn apart by the black hole’s gravity in a violent cataclysm called a tidal disruption event (TDE), producing a bright flare of radiation. The research provides a new theoretical perspective via a computer model developed by astrophysicists and looks at the consequence of a “superstar sucked into the supermassive”. 


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