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Black Hole Eats Star

Black Hole Eats Star

(2)This animation (click graphic) demonstrates what happens to a yellow star that travels too close to a giant black hole. As the orbiting star nears the black hole, immense gravitational forces stretch it until it is ripped apart. A small amount of gaseous debris from the star is consumed by the black hole and forms a rotating disk of gas. X-rays are given off as the gas is heated and progressively devoured by the black hole.
Watch the animation:
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More info at The Chandra X-ray Observatory Center(1).
Animation: ESA

1. http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/rxj1242/animations.html
2. http://mfile.akamai.com/5022/wmv/coast.download.akamai.com/5022/video/rxj1242_tidal_disruption.asx

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