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Simulations show how black hole stars are shredded

Simulations show how black hole stars are shredded

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Astrophysicists have eight different species in a series of simulations stars With black holes Bring the connection and record what happens next, Science alert reports.

German scientists Max Planck Institute 6 virtual black holes with a mass between 100,000 and 50 million times the mass of the Sun have been created, each striking 8 different stars with masses between 0.15 and 10 times the mass of the Sun.

If a star gets too close to a black hole, the black hole’s intense gravitational field begins to distort and then pulls the star away.

In the worst case, there is no escape from the star and bits of its matter are sucked up by the black hole like spaghetti noodles, which is why this process is also macaroni he is called.

Some stars survive

But not all stars have to die like this. Some stars survive. Through their simulations, the researchers wanted to know what factors contribute to this.

According to the researchers, the main factor contributing to a star’s survival is likely to be Initial Density Be the star, as stated in one in Trade magazine Astrophysical Journal Publish Simulation study .

In future research, scientists want to know what happens to a star after it survives encountering a black hole.

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