This amazing footage (from - who else?) shows just how devastatingly powerful a #blackhole truly is.
Shot over the course of 139 days, this visualization footage shows a supermassive black hole that is approximately 2.7 billion light years away from earth decimating a star. From :
"In this visualization, some of the murdered star's debris falls into the void, but some is spun up and shot out at high velocities.Credit: NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz)."
The arc of stardust that is flung out into the #cosmos is unbelievable.
It's a #gif like this that reminds us here at www.solarvps.com that #space is not only mind boggingly big, but also mind-boggingly violent and treacherous, even for objects as massive as stars.
#cool #science #awesome
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