The largest star in the Universe is currently being absorbed by a black hole.
For the first time, a black hole has been caught ripping and swallowing a star that's too close.
Scientists, who until now had only witnessed the aftermath of such events, claim that the observation highlights "relativistic jets", shards of matter that spring up at almost the speed of light.
At the center of virtually all large galaxies are super massive black holes.
These monsters, which are millions to billions of times the mass of the sun, can tear through passing objects, gravitational pulling at the stars in gigantic versions of how our moon pulls over Earth's oceans to generate tides.
The Milky Way absorbs galaxies that come a little too close.
Over time, scientists who have studied our galaxy have detected two dozen clusters of stars, afterglow of galaxies.
These rivers of ghostly stars were formed when the very powerful gravity of the Milky Way dismantled the smallest galaxies.
During the last Congress of the American Astronomical Union, a team from the Dark Energy Survey, an international program seeking to map hundreds of millions of galaxies in order to better understand the nature of dark energy, announced the detection 11 additional star currents, some of which bear Aboriginal names.