Three stars gobbled up by supermassive black hole

August 12, 2014 11:10 PM

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Three stars gobbled up by supermassive black hole

Using data from two orbiting observatories, known as ROSAT and XMM-Newton, scientists have recently uncovered evidence that shows three stars being destroyed by black holes, an extremely rare event.

ROSAT was launched into space in 1990 and returned in 1999, when XMM-Newton took over. Using their combined 20 years of data scientists discovered the cases of stars being devoured by black holes.

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