A star being swallowed by a black hole, and with an unusual host galaxy.
The latest science from a few early-career researchers.
A search expedition on the lookout for tidal disruption events led to something else altogether.
Extreme transient events are pushing the limits of our standard explosion models, but magnetars may save the day.
The rare (un)lucky star dies by means of black hole, which shreds the star to bits before swallowing it. It’s a spectacular death to observe, but one which is less bright and hot than we thought they would be…