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Black Hole vs. Star: A Tidal Disruption Event (Artist's Concept)
Ssc2018 08b

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

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


An artist's concept of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, which reacts by launching a relativistic jet.

About the Object

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