A Possible Relativistic Jetted Outburst from a Massive Black Hole Fed by a Tidally Disrupted Star

@article{Bloom2011APR,
  title={A Possible Relativistic Jetted Outburst from a Massive Black Hole Fed by a Tidally Disrupted Star},
  author={J. Bloom and D. Giannios and B. Metzger and S. Cenko and D. Perley and N. Butler and N. Tanvir and A. Levan and Paul T. O' Brien and L. Strubbe and F. de Colle and E. Ramirez-Ruiz and W. Lee and S. Nayakshin and E. Quataert and A. King and A. Cucchiara and J. Guillochon and G. Bower and A. Fruchter and A. Morgan and A. J. van der Horst},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={203 - 206}
}
  • J. Bloom, D. Giannios, +19 authors A. J. van der Horst
  • Published 2011
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • A recent bright emission observed by the Swift satellite is due to the sudden accretion of a star onto a massive black hole. Gas accretion onto some massive black holes (MBHs) at the centers of galaxies actively powers luminous emission, but most MBHs are considered dormant. Occasionally, a star passing too near an MBH is torn apart by gravitational forces, leading to a bright tidal disruption flare (TDF). Although the high-energy transient Sw 1644+57 initially displayed none of the… CONTINUE READING
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