When a black hole rips apart and devours a star, it doesn't make headlines since that's what they do.
Years later, when the black hole begins to spew material from a star, astronomers take notice.
Recently, this identical event was seen in a black hole in a galaxy 665 million light-years distant, surprising scientists.
In 2018, the black hole swallowed a star that was around 10% as massive as the Sun.
Black holes often hurl out some of the material from a devoured star either immediately after the occurrence or very soon after.
Returning the effluent to space many years after it was first released was previously unheard of.