University of Warwick researcher Dr Andrew Levan reports that a beam originating from the Draco constellation occurred because “a massive black [hole] at the very center of that galaxy has pulled in a large star and ripped it apart by tidal disruption.” Continue reading for a video on the largest black holes in the universe.

Originating 3.8 billion light years from Earth in the direction of the constellation of Draco, the beam consisting of high energy X-rays and gamma-rays remained brilliant for a period of weeks after the initial event.

[via UniverseToday]