Black Hole vs. Star: A Tidal Disruption Event (Artist's Concept)

Spitzer_ssc2018-08b_1024

spitzer_ssc2018-08b June 15th, 2018

Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA, STScI

An artist's concept of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, which reacts by launching a relativistic jet.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: https://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/image/ssc2018-08b-black-hole-vs-star-a-tidal-disruption-event-artists-concept

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Image Details

Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
Arp 299 Tidal Disruption Event
Subject - General
Galaxy > Component > Central Black Hole

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Spitzer_ssc2018-08b_1280
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ID
ssc2018-08b
Subject Category
E.5.4.6  
Subject Name
Arp 299 Tidal Disruption Event
Credits
Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA, STScI
Release Date
2018-06-15
Lightyears
1.50E+8
Redshift
1.50E+8
Reference Url
https://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/image/ssc2018-08b-black-hole-vs-star-a-tidal-disruption-event-artists-concept
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
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Equinox
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Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Postal Code
22903
Country
USA
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NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
ssc2018-08b.tif
Metadata Date
2021-08-04T07:23:28Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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