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Astronomers report seeing supermassive black hole swallowing star: The unprecedented sight was revealed in bursts of radiation from a constellation 4.5 billion light-years away, scientists say in the journal Nature. Image: An artist’s rendering of a burst of radiation released as a supermassive black hole consumes a star. Credit: Amadeo Bachar / Nature (Source: Los Angeles Times)
Witch's Broom Nebula: The Witch's Broom Nebula is also part of the famous Veil Nebula complex, this being the western portion. The entire complex is the remnant of a powerful supernova explosion which occurred thousands of years ago, sending elements forged in the destroyed stars core into space. The bright star is 52 Cygni.