Its time to get your geek on. That is, if you are into this kind of thing. I ran across this video and thought it was interesting. (its at the bottom)
Tidal disruption events are caused by black holes. This is when a star, gets too close and is pulled apart by the forces generated by the black hole. Some stars can be massive in comparison to the black hole. The black hole will always win. As most know, black holes are so strong, not even light can escape.
A black hole can have the same mass as the sun but be only a couple of miles in size. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, has a super-massive black hole that is around 2 million times the mass of the sun. This is the force that surrounds us and binds us together. : )
I have also added a few images of tidal disruption events.