Ever seen a black hole chow down on a star? Well, now you can. OK, it's a kind of crummy animated rendering, but the event is still cool and rare.
The unusual "tidal disruption event" was visible in telescopes across the world. It appeared as a bright flare of energy, the closest of its kind ever recorded, at just 215 million light-years away.
Such events happen when a star gets too near to a black hole, and is pulled in by its extreme gravity.
As the star is sucked in, it undergoes a process called "spaghettification", where the star is shredded into thin strips, some of which falls into the black hole.
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Here is a NASA video explaining more.