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Out-of-this-world images show a star being EATEN by gigantic black hole..
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 2, 2012 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: blackhole
They should call the black hole Fat Bastard, hee hee. "Come on, get in my belly!"
1 posted on 05/03/2012 6:03:46 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan; SunkenCiv

For your consideration... Mom


2 posted on 05/03/2012 6:04:49 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: C19fan

Astronomy is Racist.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 6:07:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: C19fan

Chirs Christie can do better than that at McDonald’s


4 posted on 05/03/2012 6:14:29 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: C19fan

Interesting but my pea sized brain cannot get around a “black hole that eats stars”. I am sure it is true but...........


5 posted on 05/03/2012 6:15:19 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: C19fan

The PacMan black hole...


6 posted on 05/03/2012 6:20:30 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Ditter

’ 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. ;-)


7 posted on 05/03/2012 6:23:15 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: C19fan
gigantic black hole
I know little of black holes - but I don't think size matters.
8 posted on 05/03/2012 6:27:55 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
but I don't think size matters.

That's just something that women say. They don't really mean it.

9 posted on 05/03/2012 6:29:16 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: C19fan

Reminds one of the Ted Dansin, Whoopie Goldberg affair.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 6:29:32 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: C19fan

There’s an Obama/Sirius the Dog Star joke in here somewhere, right?


11 posted on 05/03/2012 6:29:32 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: C19fan

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.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 6:30:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: C19fan

When I saw the headline, I thought maybe Sean Penn has beed dating Oprah.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 6:32:30 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: C19fan

My G*D is just AWESOME!


14 posted on 05/03/2012 6:44:17 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Lurker

And now that you’ve blabbed our secret, we’re going to have to kill you.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 6:44:34 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Paladin2

“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.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 6:47:52 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: C19fan

If I have to look at one more “artists rendering” of a black hole I’m going to scream. :)


17 posted on 05/03/2012 6:49:41 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: C19fan

Hungry, Hungry black holes.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 6:55:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: C19fan

I guess that saying about “... you never go back.” is true.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 7:05:42 AM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: oh8eleven
I know little of black holes - but I don't think size matters.

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.

20 posted on 05/03/2012 7:11:33 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: C19fan

Nom Nom Nom


21 posted on 05/03/2012 7:14:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: C19fan
Giant black holes occupy the centers of most large galaxies, including our own.

I'm thinking that what creates the galaxy is the gravitational attraction of the black hole at the center, much like how our solar system wouldn't be a system without the Sun in the center.

And the black hole may be 4 million times the MASS of our sun, it is not 4 million times the DIAMETER of our sun, which is what the word "size" implies.

22 posted on 05/03/2012 7:28:34 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: BwanaNdege
Thanks that helps........ but who dumps the vacuum cleaner bag?

See how one answer just brings up another question? :D

23 posted on 05/03/2012 7:29:10 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: C19fan

24 posted on 05/03/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: C19fan; SunkenCiv
Interesting astronomic occurrence ping:


25 posted on 05/03/2012 8:15:13 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: C19fan

This is old news. Happened 2.1 billion years ago.


26 posted on 05/03/2012 8:19:04 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: C19fan

Scientists have discovered that whole nations can be sucked into a black hole in just three years.


27 posted on 05/03/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

What an astronomical waste of money.


28 posted on 05/03/2012 8:36:01 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Calvin Locke
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.
Actually, I think you're describing the typical American city.
Also, my take is once you're in, you're in. No signs like ...

29 posted on 05/03/2012 8:49:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: C19fan

Oh, My , GLOB! The National Debt has taken on a life of it’s own and is now rampaging through the universe, now we know why when the aliens attack they are so pissed off....


30 posted on 05/03/2012 9:49:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Salamander

Yep, It’s doin’ it for Trayvon.


31 posted on 05/03/2012 10:02:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

32 posted on 05/03/2012 10:15:04 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: P.O.E.

Oh, great.

Now you’ve ruined the surprise for everybody.

I hope you’re happy.

:-\


33 posted on 05/03/2012 10:17:26 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Calvin Locke
OTOH, falling into a typical black hole will have you stretched, and pulled apart down to the particle level relatively quickly.

Subtle. Well played.

34 posted on 05/03/2012 11:05:59 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Ditter

Actually, a black hole is more like a trash compactor - INDUSTRIAL GRADE!

Everything gets really compressed, so that there are no spaces between atomic particles.

The most dense object other than a Black Hole is a neutron star.

“A typical neutron star - if there is a typical one - has the density of about 3.7×1017 to 5.9×1017 kg/m3. The Earth for comparison has a density of 5.515 g/cm3

To put that into perspective, a neutron star has the mass of the entire human population, squashed down to the size of a sugar cube, or one teaspoon (5 milliliters) of neutron star would have 900 times the mass of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Or imagine squeezing 50 million elephants into a thimble. That is the density of a neutron star.”

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_density_of_a_neutron_star

http://www.astro.umd.edu/~miller/poster1.html

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=425095

More info about black hole that you may want to know.

:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hyHtBtRXzo

(turn your speakers DOWN!)
Black Hole Neutron Star Collisons; Density Field


35 posted on 05/03/2012 4:16:25 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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