Mistaken identity: A presumed supernova is actually something much rarer. What astronomers once thought was a supernova is actually periodic flaring from a galaxy where a supermassive black hole gives off bursts of energy every 114 days as it tears off chunks of an orbiting star.

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“Tears off chunks of orbiting star” Imagine that absolute violent power….

251TRD

Would be a pretty big star if chunks are giving Supernova vibes

19yearoldMale

FFS can somebody teach it to chew with a closed mouth?

Liz_Lee

Launch of James Webb telescope can’t come soon enough. I just imagine how it looks like using most new high tech telescope. I just wish the launch goes as smooth as possible.

tmdqlstnekaos

You ever fuck someone’s day up so badly that people mistake you for a supernova? That’s one absolute unit of a black hole.

antiduh