A star shredded by a black hole may have spit out an extremely energetic neutrino

If true, this would be only the second time such a neutrino has been traced back to its source

Black hole ripping star apart illustration

A high-energy neutrino may have been born when a star was ripped apart by a black hole (illustrated), scientists report. Gas (red) stripped from the star spirals toward the black hole. Some stellar material is swallowed up while some is flung outward (blue).

M.Weiss/CXC/NASA

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