Scientists unravel mystery by capturing star swallowed by black hole

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The cosmic recipe that generates the so-called “spaghetti” is something that has been puzzling astronomers in recent years, but in 2020 it is clearer than ever.

The ingredients came together before the eyes of scientists – that is, before a chain of astronomical observatories, which detected a tidal interruption event (TDE) that occurred “just” 215 million light years from Earth.

TDE is a phenomenon that occurs when a star ends up being dismantled after passing too close to a black hole. The end result is visually similar to spaghetti.

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