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Supermassive black hole devours a star, blasts its remains at Earth

Added 12-02-22 02:11:02am EST - “Astronomers discovered light jetting out from a tidal disruption event, where a supermassive black hole swallowed a star. The beam of visible light is heading towards the Earth.” - Foxnews.com

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A supermassive black hole swallowed up a star, ripping it apart, and uniquely expelled a beam of light from its center.

In a scientific research report published on Wednesday, astronomers say a previously unknown black hole was made known to observers when a star passed too close and was devoured.

Astronomers then observed a jetted stream of "afterglow" from the catastrophe, which experts call a Tidal Disruption Event (TDE), heading straight toward the Earth.

Illustration of objects being sucked into a black hole in space, (Illustration by Tobias Roetsch/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

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