A black hole announces itself to astronomers by ripping apart a star

An as yet undiscovered black hole announced its existence to astronomers when it broke apart and devoured a star that was wandering near it.

A medium-mass black hole is located in a dwarf galaxy a million light-years away a land The star tore apart in an event astronomers call a tidal disturbance event (TDE). TDE made itself visible when it released a wave of radiation so powerful that it briefly outperformed every star in its dwarf galaxy’s house combined.

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