Fr.: rupture par effet de marée
The disruption of an extended astronomical object under the action of the → tidal forces exerted by another nearby object.
tidal disruption flare
âlâv-e gosixt-e kešandi
A luminosity enhancement in the → light curve of a galaxy observed in X-rays or ultraviolet surveys supposed to be associated with the → tidal disruption of a star that has passed close to a → supermassive black hole in the core of a → host galaxy. An → accretion disk forms after the tidal disruption. The flare event marks the beginning of the accretion process onto the black hole.