ESOcast 231 Light: Death by Spaghettification

Using telescopes from ESO and other organisations around the world, astronomers have spotted a rare blast of light from a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. This video summarises the findings.

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ESO
 
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Stephanie Rowlands, Justin Tabbett and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: zero-project (zero-project.gr) — Into the darkness. 
Footage and photos: ESO, M. Kornmesser, Alexandre Santerne, C. Malin (christophmalin.com) and M. Zamani.
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.

About the Video

Id:eso2018a
Release date:12 October 2020, 14:00
Related releases:eso2018
Duration:01 m 28 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Category:ESOcast
Quasars and Black Holes

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