Rachel Sanoff
September 20, 2016 6:49 pm
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Two of the most fascinating aspects of our galaxy are black holes and stars. These scientific wonders provide insight into the incomprehensible power of our universe.

As Mic succinctly explains, if a star is too near a black hole, it will lead to a “stellar tidal disruption.” That’s a super cool phrase meaning that a black hole essentially eats up a star in its entirety, leaving dust particles behind.

Sjoert van Velzen, who is the study’s lead author, said in a statement from NASA“This is the first time we have clearly seen the infrared light echoes from multiple tidal disruption events.”

The universe is pure magic.