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Black Hole Devours Star -- 139 Days of Stellar Devastation | Video

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Published on May 2, 2012

A supermassive black hole 2.7 billion light years away has shredded a star. Learn more http://goo.gl/ACww9

In this visualization, some of the murdered star's debris falls into the void, but some is spun up and shot out at high velocities. Credit: NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz)

You might also enjoy this short film about black holes: http://www.space.com/19520-black-hole...

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