February 22, 2004
*Chomp!*, Black Hole Style

BBCnews is carrying this report about new observations of a black hole taking a chunk out of a passing supermassive star. If I'm reading the article correctly (no promises there), the thing sucked off 1/100th the mass of the (admittedly very large) star, and the subsequent X-ray burst was brighter than the entire galaxy containing it.

Sometimes the universe is amazing. Sometimes it's just plain f-d up.

Posted by scott at February 22, 2004 06:41 PM

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