A stunning cosmic jet from a super-massive black hole which shredded then swallowed a star has been observed by astronomers for the first time.
The extremely rare phenomenon caused by stellar debris being consumed by the hole has never been observed before.
Known as ‘relativistic jets’, they can reach hundreds of thousands of light years in length.
While the science behind it is pretty cool… the scientific image is somewhat boring, haha. Here is a more exciting illustration of what it might look like:
(oh, and p.s. the star they saw destroyed was one million times the mass of our sun!)