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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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.
Nom Nom Nom
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.
See how one answer just brings up another question? :D
This is old news. Happened 2.1 billion years ago.
Scientists have discovered that whole nations can be sucked into a black hole in just three years.
What an astronomical waste of money.
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....
Yep, It’s doin’ it for Trayvon.
Now you’ve ruined the surprise for everybody.
I hope you’re happy.
Subtle. Well played.
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.”
More info about black hole that you may want to know.
(turn your speakers DOWN!)
Black Hole Neutron Star Collisons; Density Field
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