Several powerful telescopes around the world have recorded a sharp flash of light emitted by a star at the moment it is absorbed by a black hole, according to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
It is noted that the death of a star in a black hole is a unique astronomical event.
Experts explain that as the star approaches the black hole, it is torn apart into thin threads. When these filaments hit the black hole, they cause a bright flash of light. Such events are rare and difficult to observe, as dust forms a curtain around.
Scientists have finally managed to study the process of absorption of a star by a black hole.
The so-called “AT2019qiz event” in a galaxy located 215 million light-years from Earth was the closest tidal destruction that scientists have observed in the history of mankind. The space body in the process of destruction has lost almost half of its mass.