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Hubble Finds Hungry Black Hole Twisting Captured Star Into Donut Shape

Black holes are gatherers, not hunters. They lie in wait until a hapless star wanders by. When the star gets close enough, the black hole's gravitational grasp violently rips it apart and sloppily devours its gasses while belching out intense radiation.

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have recorded a star's final moments in detail as it gets gobbled up by a black hole.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

Music Credit
“Solar Eclipse” by Alexander Ryder Mcnair [ASCAP] and Harry Gregson Williams [BMI] via Atmosphere Music Ltd. [PRS] and Universal Production Music.



Paul Morris (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Producer
Cassanndra Morris: Narrator
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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