Black holes: trapdoors to nowhere
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Anyone hauling a boulder to the top of a skyscraper and dropping it on to the street below would expect a catastrophic impact: flying shards of rock and road, streaks of sparks and smoke, the clap and crack of the reverberating bang. Similarly, when a planet, comet or any other material falls into a star, the resulting explosion is often dramatic. It can produce blinding flashes, bursts of high-energy X-rays and gigantic glowing flares of fiery gases.