Giant black hole is seen gobbling up a star

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 16:00 in Astronomy & Space

A star in another galaxy was ripped apart by the black hole's intense gravity. 'It turned into this really thin piece of spaghetti,' an astronomer says.Back when single-celled organisms ruled Earth, a gigantic black hole lurking quietly at the center of a distant galaxy dismantled and devoured a star.

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