A supermassive black hole has been caught red-handed in its interstellar homicide of a star that wandered too close. NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope brought forth evidence of the star's remains.
Space news agencies and reporters are having a field day Thursday morning with police investigation lingo after a supermassive black hole was caught shredding a star that meandered too close, according to a computer simulation distributed by NASA.
The space agency’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space-based observatory, and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the summit of Haleakala in Hawaii helped identify the stellar remnants. The evidence showed the gravity of the black hole devouring the star; some of the debris fell into the black hole and some of it were emitted into space at rapid speeds.