Black Holes: Stars
Resurrected Years Later? Shocking Find!
Astronomers have made a groundbreaking discovery regarding black holes that consume stars.
The revelation came after years of observing black holes involved in tidal disruption events (TDEs).
TDEs occur when stars venture too close to black holes, experiencing extreme tidal forces known as spaghettification.
During TDEs, stars are torn apart, producing a powerful burst of visible light.
Surprisingly, up to 50% of these black holes "burp up" stellar remnants years after the initial event.
This delayed release of material challenges previous assumptions about black hole behavior.
Researchers are still investigating the cause of these delayed emissions but have ruled out the source being within the black holes themselves.
The discovery prompts a reevaluation of computer models used to simulate TDEs and offers new insights into the fascinating behavior of these celestial monsters.