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Image description: Based on recent observations from two observatories, this computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole destroying a star in a galaxy 2.7 billion light-years away. The victim in this stellar homicide was ripped apart by the gravitational forces of the black hole. Some of the star’s remains fell into the hole, while the rest was ejected at high speeds. Learn more about this discovery.
Image courtesy of NASA.

Image description: Based on recent observations from two observatories, this computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole destroying a star in a galaxy 2.7 billion light-years away. The victim in this stellar homicide was ripped apart by the gravitational forces of the black hole. Some of the star’s remains fell into the hole, while the rest was ejected at high speeds. Learn more about this discovery.

Image courtesy of NASA.