Disk Formation (image) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption Computer simulation of the disruption of a star by a black hole shows the formation of an "accretion disk" of stellar material spiraling into the black hole. This image shows an early stage in the formation of the disk. Credit James Guillochon Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.