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Black Hole Caught in a Stellar Homicide

11 Jul 2012, 17:41 UTC
Black Hole Caught in a Stellar Homicide
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This computer-simulated image shows gas from a star that is ripped apart by tidal forces as it falls into a black hole. Some of the gas also is being ejected at high speeds into space.

Read more at: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2305.html

Image Credit: NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz)
This computer-simulated image shows gas from a star that is ripped apart by tidal forces as it falls into a black hole. Some of the gas also is being ejected at high speeds into space.

Read more at: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2305.html

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