Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A Spinning Black Hole Swallowing A Passing Star Explains The Recent Superluminous Event?

Spinning Black Hole Swallowing Star Explains Superluminous Event

ESO telescopes help reinterpret brilliant explosion

12 December 2016
An extraordinarily brilliant point of light seen in a distant galaxy, and dubbed ASASSN-15lh, was thought to be the brightest supernova ever seen. But new observations from several observatories, including ESO, have now cast doubt on this classification. Instead, a group of astronomers propose that the source was an even more extreme and very rare event — a rapidly spinning black hole ripping apart a passing star that came too close.

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