Skip to comments.Out-of-this-world images show a star being EATEN by gigantic black hole..
Posted on 05/03/2012 6:03:42 AM PDT by C19fan
Astronomers have spotted a unique sight - a star in a distant galaxy being eaten by a black hole four million times the size of the sun. The resulting gigantic explosion sparked a flare so brilliant that observers detected it from a distance of 2.1 billion light-years away. Giant black holes occupy the centers of most large galaxies, including our own. Its central black hole is four million times as massive as the sun and swallows a star once every 10,000 to 100,000 years.
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For your consideration... Mom
Astronomy is Racist.
Chirs Christie can do better than that at McDonald’s
Interesting but my pea sized brain cannot get around a “black hole that eats stars”. I am sure it is true but...........
The PacMan black hole...
’ Interesting but my pea sized brain cannot get around a black hole that eats stars. ‘
Picture a strong vacuum cleaner and a giant marshmallow... say “Ghostbusters” type. ;-)
That's just something that women say. They don't really mean it.
Reminds one of the Ted Dansin, Whoopie Goldberg affair.
There’s an Obama/Sirius the Dog Star joke in here somewhere, right?
I really think we should sponsor a tour of that black hole for the Obamaloon West Wing Clown Show of Felon/Cretins.
We’ll even throw in a short tour past the event horizon - just for them, if the Cretin-in-Chief promises to come.
When I saw the headline, I thought maybe Sean Penn has beed dating Oprah.
My G*D is just AWESOME!
And now that you’ve blabbed our secret, we’re going to have to kill you.
“The team believes the victim was probably a star in its late, red giant phase which had tempted fate by wandering to within a third of an astronomical unit (150 million kilometers) of the black hole”
It asked for it.
Shoulda stayed outta the hood.
If I have to look at one more “artists rendering” of a black hole I’m going to scream. :)
Hungry, Hungry black holes.
I guess that saying about “... you never go back.” is true.
Actually, it does, depending on what you want to do with it.
I think you can fall into a gigantic black hole, at least for a "while", before you run into all the stuff that's trying to get out.
OTOH, falling into a typical black hole will have you stretched, and pulled apart down to the particle level relatively quickly.
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