We present a toy model for the thermal optical/UV/Xray emission from tidal disruption events (TDEs). Motivated by recent hydrodynamical simulations, we assume that the debris streams promptly and rapidly circularize (on the orbital period of the most tightly bound debris), generating a hot quasispherical pressuresupported envelope of radius
A star completely destroyed in a tidal disruption event (TDE) ignites a luminous flare that is powered by the fallback of tidally stripped debris to a supermassive black hole (SMBH) of mass
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 10485436
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 DOI PREFIX: 10.3847
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 The Astrophysical Journal Letters
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 961
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 1
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 20418205
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 Medium: X Size: Article No. L2
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 National Science Foundation
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