Illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole in a tidal disruption flare.
Illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole in a tidal disruption flare. NASA/JPL-Caltech Handout
Illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole in a tidal disruption flare. NASA/JPL-Caltech Handout

Scientists caught black holes swallowing stars – and burping energy back up

September 16, 2016 12:45 PM