Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blackhole art

An artist's concept chronicles the star being ripped apart and swallowed by a black hole over time. First, the intact sun-like star (left) ventures too close to the black hole, and its own self-gravity is overwhelmed by the black hole's gravity. The star then stretches apart (middle yellow) and eventually breaks into stellar crumbs, some of which swirl into the black hole (at right). (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout/Reuters)

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