Astronomers report having observed a rare event- a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole.
This rare finding is even more special because it is said to take place just once every 10,000 years per galaxy. In 2006 but astronomers only realized what they were looking at now when they were analyzing the data.
The international team of astronomers, including Sydney University astrophysicist Sean Farrell, has spent the last three years analyzing archival footage taken by the European Space Agency's X-ray telescope in the hope of spotting a rare object or event. Read more article source
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