Did a supermassive black hole just “burp”?

Two years after swallowing a star, the black hole has lit up again – but this time spat something out.

Artist’s illustration of tidal disruption event AT2019dsg where a supermassive black hole spaghettifies and gobbles down a star. Some of the material is not consumed by the black hole and is flung back out into space. Credit: DESY, Science Communication Lab.