PIA22356: A Tidal Disruption Event in Arp299B
 Mission:  Hubble Space Telescope
 Product Size:  4763 x 3126 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  NRAO 
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An image of the galaxy Arp299B, which is undergoing a merging process with Arp299A (the galaxy to the left), captured by NASA's Hubble space telescope. The inset features an artist's illustration of a tidal disruption event (TDE), which occurs when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole. A TDE was recently observed near the center of Arp299B.

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