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The Tidal Disruption of Sun-like Stars by Massive Black Holes

  • Authors: Jamie Law-Smith, James Guillochon, and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

2019 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 882 L25.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 2.

2D slices in the orbital plane of a β = 2 encounter with a 106M BH for a 1M star at ZAMS, middle-age, and TAMS, at ≈3 tdyn after pericenter. Color corresponds to density and contours are equally spaced in the logarithm of the density (at ﹩\rho =1,{10}^{-1},{10}^{-2}\,{\rm{g}}\,{\mathrm{cm}}^{-3}﹩). Videos of the simulations are available at

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