Tidal Disruption Events

@article{Gezari2013TidalDE,
  title={Tidal Disruption Events},
  author={Suvi Gezari},
  journal={Brazilian Journal of Physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={351-355}
}
  • S. Gezari
  • Published 11 June 2013
  • Physics
  • Brazilian Journal of Physics
The majority of supermassive black holes in the Universe lie dormant and starved of fuel. These hidden beasts can be temporarily illuminated when an unlucky star passes close enough to be tidally disrupted and consumed by the black hole. Theorists first proposed in 1975 that tidal disruption events should be an inevitable consequence of supermassive black holes in galaxy nuclei and later argued that the resulting flare of radiation from the accretion of the stellar debris could be a unique… 

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