Strange Science: Black Hole Destroys Star

Astronomers at Ohio State University recently captured data about what happens when a black hole destroys a star.

The astronomers say that a black hole actually destroying a star is a rare phenomenon, for which the conditions must be perfect. If the star is too close, the black hole will only consume the star. If the star is too far, it will bounce off the black hole and spin out into the galaxy.

In this particular case, data from a NASA satellite looking for new planets collected the data that indicated the black hole was about to destroy a star. This allowed astronomers to know where and when to look. You can read more about it here!

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