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The ozone hole over Antarctica has become much deeper and wider in 2020

The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica has expanded to one of the largest recorded quantities in recent years. In 2019, scientists revealed that the Antarctic ozone hole had reached its smallest annual peak since tracking began in 1982, but the 2020 update on this atmospheric anomaly – as it did this year – brings a sobering perspective. “Our …

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The “black hole” closest to Earth eventually turns out to be a rare type of star – RT World News

A growing body of research assumes that the star system HR 6819 does not contain a black hole, contrary to previous findings. Instead, it may have a unique pair of stars. The object, located about 1,120 light-years from Earth, has been tentatively downgraded from a confusing black hole to a binary star system with a rather unusual orbit. The system …

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The closest black hole to Earth may not be a black hole after all

An object identified earlier this year as the next black hole we have ever discovered may have just been downgraded. After re-analyzing the data, separate teams of scientists came to the conclusion that the system in question, named HR 6819, does not contain a black hole after all. Instead, they found that it’s likely just two stars with a slightly …

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Astronomers watch a black hole destroy a star in space

Astronomers have discovered a black hole in space that moved a star millions of light years from Earth. The process known as “spaghettification” caused the black hole to create a burst of light that was 215 million light years from Earth. This is the “next such record recorded so far,” the researchers said in a statement. A light year that …

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Astronomers see a black hole “spaghettify” a star in real time

The artistic impression that the star is disturbed by a supermassive black hole. ESO / M. Kornmesser It’s an amazing event that sounds like science fiction but is just plain science. Astronomers say they were able to capture in unprecedented detail the process of a star being torn into strips and devoured by a black hole. The powerful phenomenon caught …

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Astronomers observe the star being “spaghettified” by a supermassive black hole

Artist’s impression of a star undergoing spaghettification near a supermassive black hole. image:: ESO A star 215 million light years away was wiped out by a supermassive black hole, making it the most accurate observation of stellar spaghettification to date. Spaghettification doesn’t sound very scientific, but it is a pretty accurate description of what actually happens. A doomed star trapped …

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Black hole turned a poor star into spaghetti

A black hole in a galaxy not far away earth devoured a star like it was a big, exploding noodle, and astronomers got a front row seat. The “unfortunate star,” as the researchers called it in their work, orbited the dense core of a galaxy called 2MASX J04463790-1013349 about 214 million years ago when it was on a doomed path. …

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Astronomers see a black hole “spaghettify” a star in real time

The artistic impression that the star is disturbed by a supermassive black hole. ESO / M. Kornmesser It’s one of those amazing events that sounds like science fiction, but it’s just science. Astronomers say they were able to capture in unprecedented detail the process of a star being torn into strips and devoured by a black hole. The powerful phenomenon …

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Death to black hole: Astronomers recognize torches due to the star’s “spaghettification”

Animation showing a star undergoing spaghettification while being sucked into a supermassive black hole during a “tidal disturbance event”. It is a common misconception that black holes act like cosmic vacuum cleaners, sucking up any matter around them. In reality, only material that goes beyond the event horizon – including light – is swallowed and cannot escape, although black holes …

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