A star half a million times the mass of our sun was torn apart by a black hole. Let’s put that in perspective.

I just finished reading this piece that absolutely blew my mind by the scale of the events that happened. As an exercise, I made an attempt to visualize just how large a scale we are talking about here…





Each dot is the Sun and all the dots put together form the mass of the star that was torn apart by the black hole… dayum, that’s one hell of a black hole right there.

But the mind-blowing action doesn’t stop there. They measured the brightness of this star as it was getting torn apart peaking at 4 trillion times brighter than the Sun, but even then it’s not even a blip in the cosmic radar…

Holy shit.