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Indian telescope observes cosmic violence as dying star comes close to a black hole
03/12/2022 11:27 PM | Click to read full article
A rare cosmic event that created a powerful flash due to the death of a star's encounter with a supermassive black hole has been recorded by a Himalayan telescope in Ladakh and a group of Indian astronomers. The event was first observed by India's first fully robotic optical research telescope, developed jointly by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.