Black hole eats star

A bright flash of gamma rays in March may have been the result of a star the size of our sun falling into a massive black hole and being ripped apart, according to astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley.

The gamma rays were detected within the constellation Draco, by the Swift Gamma Burst Mission spacecraft on March 28th.

“This is truly different from any explosive event we have seen before,” astronomer Joshua Bloom said. The researchers believe this was a “one-off event”, and will never happen again in this galaxy.

Read more at University of California, Berkeley