Giant X-Ray Flash: A massive Black Hole disrupts a Star
Research report (imported) 2003 - Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics
X-ray observatories have detected an energetic outburst of radiation from the nucleus of a galaxy. This is interpreted as the disruption of a star by a very massive Black Hole located at the center of the galaxy. Such an event to occur was predicted by theory since a long time, and its proof is of large interest for different branches of astrophysics.