Astronomers see ‘spaghettiification’ in action

A star 215 million light-years from here came slightly too close to a supermassive black hole. Result: she was torn to pieces. Astronomers witnessed the star’s violent death last year.

Last week, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for research into black holes and the discovery that they occur everywhere and in many species in the universe. So you would expect that astronomers …

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