A supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy about 1.8 billion lightyears from Earth has been slowly “eating” a star for about a decade now. This baffled researchers because no star death by black hole has been this long. What this means is either the star was incredibly, incredibly massive, or the black hole has completely ripped a smaller star apart and has taken its time doing so. From studying the tidal disruption events, researchers can tell that the black hole is actually growing; this is a impressive find for scientists, as it gives more information about how black holes specifically work and change over time.
It’s amazing that this process can be observed from such a far distance, and can be observed with enough precision to make conclusions about the black hole’s changes over time. Especially, also, because there is still so much to learn about black holes and their behavior, structure, and history. Read More About Black Hole XJ1500+0154