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A Tidal Disruption Event in Arp299B
Ssc2018 08a

Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA, STScI

Artwork • June 15th, 2018 • ssc2018-08a


An image of the galaxy Arp299B, which is undergoing a merging process with Arp299A (the galaxy to the left), captured by NASA's Hubble space telescope. The inset features an artist's illustration of a tidal disruption event (TDE), which occurs when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole. A TDE was recently observed near the center of Arp299B.

About the Object

Arp 299 Tidal Disruption Event
Galaxy > Component > Central Black Hole
1.50E+8 Light Years