Relativistic jet activity from the tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole

@article{Burrows2011RelativisticJA,
  title={Relativistic jet activity from the tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole},
  author={D. Burrows and J. A. Kennea and G. Ghisellini and V. Mangano and B. Zhang and K. Page and M. Eracleous and P. Romano and T. Sakamoto and A. Falcone and J. Osborne and S. Campana and A. Beardmore and A. Breeveld and M. Chester and R. Corbet and S. Covino and J. Cummings and P. D'Avanzo and V. D'Elia and P. Esposito and P. Evans and D. Fugazza and J. M. Gelbord and K. Hiroi and S. Holland and K. Y. Huang and M. Im and G. Israel and Y. Jeon and H. D. Jun and N. Kawai and J. Kim and H. Krimm and F. Marshall and P. M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and H. Negoro and N. Omodei and W. Park and J. Perkins and M. Sugizaki and H.-I. Sung and G. Tagliaferri and E. Troja and Y. Ueda and Y. Urata and R. Usui and L. A. Antonelli and S. Barthelmy and G. Cusumano and P. Giommi and A. Melandri and M. Perri and J. Racusin and B. Sbarufatti and M. Siegel and N. Gehrels},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={476},
  pages={421-424}
}
  • D. Burrows, J. A. Kennea, +55 authors N. Gehrels
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Nature
  • Supermassive black holes have powerful gravitational fields with strong gradients that can destroy stars that get too close, producing a bright flare in ultraviolet and X-ray spectral regions from stellar debris that forms an accretion disk around the black hole. The aftermath of this process may have been seen several times over the past two decades in the form of sparsely sampled, slowly fading emission from distant galaxies, but the onset of the stellar disruption event has not hitherto been… CONTINUE READING

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