The Arp299 puzzle. Black holes that devour stars

In January 2005, a bright flash was detected in the nucleus of the galaxy in the process of fusion Arp 299-B, which was considered a supernova explosion. However, ten years of observations at different wavelengths have allowed us to witness how the luminous region was lengthening and expanding, and to conclude that it is a jet of material expelled by the galaxy's central super-massive black hole after tearing a star.

Date: 
25/10/2018 - 19:00
Speaker: 
Miguel Ángel Pérez-Torres
Filiation: 
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía
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