Supermassive black hole violently disrupts star; releases extraordinarily luminous jet


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A powerful but puzzling flash of light was detected from space earlier this year. It was bright enough to be visible from billions of light-years away. Astronomers from around the world, including India, have now revealed that this was due to the destruction of a star by a supermassive black hole, a phenomenon called Tidal Disruption Event (TDE).