A 200-Second Quasi-Periodicity After the Tidal Disruption of a Star by a Dormant Black Hole

@article{Reis2012A2Q,
  title={A 200-Second Quasi-Periodicity After the Tidal Disruption of a Star by a Dormant Black Hole},
  author={R. Reis and J. Miller and M. Reynolds and K. G{\"u}ltekin and D. Maitra and A. L. King and T. Strohmayer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={337},
  pages={949 - 951}
}
  • R. Reis, J. Miller, +4 authors T. Strohmayer
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • Oscillating Black Hole The massive black holes that reside in the centers of galaxies can occasionally capture and tidally disrupt stars that wander too close. One such tidal disruption event was detected last year by the Swift satellite. Follow-up x-ray observations analyzed by Reis et al. (p. 949, published online 2 August; see the Perspective by McKinney) show quasi-periodic oscillations that suggest that an accretion disk formed around the black hole shortly after the tidal disruption event… CONTINUE READING
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