Via their telescopes, astronomers just witnessed a black hole kill a star by a process called ‘spaghettification’, which basically pulls the star apart into strands before getting sucked into abyss of the black hole. What makes this event unique is that it happened only 215 million lightyears away, giving us a relatively birds eye-view of the destruction of the star. This allows astronomers to get a better understanding of just how powerful black holes are and the process by which stars are consumed. Pretty wild!