For anyone feeling guilty about having eaten too much over the Holiday season, don’t worry. Voracious appetites are a universal thing. Take this black hole eating a star as reported by NASA.
Astronomers soon realized the source, known as Swift J1644+57, was the result of a truly extraordinary event — the awakening of a distant galaxy’s dormant black hole as it shredded and consumed a star. The galaxy is so far away, it took the light from the event approximately 3.9 billion years to reach Earth.