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2.18.2004

Black hole rips star apart 

Astronomers have observational evidence of this happening. Pretty neat.

I was a little surprised to read that only 1 percent of the star's substance was swallowed by the black hole. (I think "swallowed by the black hole" here means "trapped within the Schwarzschild radius of the black hole", though I could be wrong -- my knowledge of General Relativity is a bit rusty.) The rest of it was torn apart and scattered due to the huge differential in the gravitational forces around the black hole.

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