Star ‘squeezed’ by supermassive black hole creates ‘extraordinary flash’

Dr Daniel Perley, a reader in astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University, who is one of the authors on the Nature paper, said that AT2022cmc was an “extraordinary” type of TDE that “didn’t seem to match any known type of celestial source”. He said: “The most known types of explosions are either much faster, much … Read more