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Astronomers had luck and got first picture ever of Black Hole Devouring Star

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posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 03:09 PM
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Academy of Finland runned study of dying stars in ARP 299 galaxy and astronomers Seppo Mattila and Pérez-Torres got a rare shot of Black Hole Devouring Star.





Though this wasn’t the first time astronomers saw jets from TDEs, it is the first time they were close enough to get in-depth images and study the structure of the jet itself. Astronomers had also never before seen a TDE in a galaxy whose supermassive black hole is actively feeding from a disk of material already; this particular star-gobbling event is a cherry on top. In the past, astronomers had only found TDEs in galaxies with relatively tame central black holes.

“That’s what’s special about this event,” said Brian Metzger, a theoretical astrophysicist at Columbia University who was not involved in this research, “partially that it’s very close, and partially that it shows that these jetted TDEs can happen in a range of different environments.”

Stellar murders can happen anywhere, it turns out, just like the human kind. With this mystery in the bag, astronomers are one step closer to understanding the violent behavior of black holes.

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intresting picture, never though it will pop up like a zit or like someone had stucked it with a needle. At least would have imagined that damage would have been more explosion alike.

Now you can say all those science fiction movies were wrong



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posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: dollukka

Sadly the picture is an Artist’s conception of what it looks like , cool thing though.



posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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Yummy!

Yummy all around!



posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Its too pretty, you might be right
It is also in finnish news
Iltalehti
and does not mention being artist rendering.

Intresting picture nevertheless

So it burst out from the weakest point.
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posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: dollukka

Sadly the picture is an Artist’s conception of what it looks like , cool thing though.

I prefer the artist's conception to a few blurry pixels.



posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: dollukka

It does mention it being an artists rendition via your first link though:


Artist’s conception of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a supermassive black hole tears apart a star and launches a relativistic jet. The background image is a Hubble Space Telescope image of Arp 299, the colliding galaxies where the TDE from this study was found. (Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA, STScI)


Regardless, this is pretty awesome



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posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: dollukka

I still want to know where it all goes!

And I wonder what a star would taste like?



posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: dollukka

I still want to know where it all goes!

And I wonder what a star would taste like?


I imagine all the positive or negative ions from the star would get compressed and shoot off in either direction as relativistic jets. Then whatever doesn't have a magnetic or electric charge gets pulled straight into the black hole.

At the same time, the star is under it's own combined gravitational and thermonuclear pressure so that equilibrium will suddenly be disrupted. Combine that with the sudden loss of pressure in one side due to the gravity of the black hole and it will pop like a balloon.

The star would probably taste hot and spicy like a hot chili and jalapeno con carne.
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posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: dollukka

Pfft...Stars and space are boring. I prefer to learn about the habitats of worms....JK
That is super awesome! That must have been like the best night ever at the lab.



posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: dollukka

I still want to know where it all goes!

And I wonder what a star would taste like?

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posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: dollukka

Sadly the picture is an Artist’s conception of what it looks like , cool thing though.


Actually, there is a very awesome time lapse GIF showing the actual event.

Scroll farther down the page in the OP's source or click this link...

A relativistic jet expands outward in this animated GIF of radio images of the tidal disruption event taken over the span of 10 years. The two panels show images obtained at different frequencies by a global network of radio telescopes.



posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: dollukka

I still want to know where it all goes!

And I wonder what a star would taste like?


Broken down into information
Chicken.



posted on Jun, 14 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

Probably like a big vitamin !..



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 04:08 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: dollukka

I still want to know where it all goes!

And I wonder what a star would taste like?


You'd probably have to modify a smelloscope to find out.




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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 04:26 AM
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a reply to: chr0naut

Apparently space smells like welding fumes.
I think I've come to the conclusion a star might taste like eating a pile or grinding dust off a shop floor.



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 04:57 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Click the link and scroll down for animated images



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 05:18 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: chr0naut

Apparently space smells like welding fumes.
I think I've come to the conclusion a star might taste like eating a pile or grinding dust off a shop floor.


What Space Smells Like - The Atlantic,Technology




posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 05:32 AM
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originally posted by: chr0naut

originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: dollukka

I still want to know where it all goes!

And I wonder what a star would taste like?


You'd probably have to modify a smelloscope to find out.



You mean something like this?



www.youtube.com...
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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: gortex

Click the link and scroll down for animated images


Saw them when I read the story , I also saw...

Artist’s conception of a tidal disruption event (TDE)


It's a cool thing but the image posted isn't it.



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 09:19 PM
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St Udio posted in another thread:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Still I wonder.... is the newly formed Jet the actual Star material --- or is the Jet an equal amount of older material that was locked upDeep in the Black Hole 'guts' (as it were)… 

the ARP galaxy BH 'burped' !


I have thought along these lines. We only see one aspect of a recycling of matter. The material ejected across the universe from black holes may be equal in terms of mass as what we estimate the big bang needed to create the universe.

If black holes have always existed, spitting up material into space and later eating it back up on another end, then they could explain why the universe seems to have a universal temperature even though explosions cool off eventually and slowly. The "big bang" hasnt cooled off yet anywhere.

If matter was being spat out from within black holes it may have a universal temperature due to the process involved in being displaced by new matter coming in.

Good subject either way. Its what I think is happening. Cheers to St Udio for the original post in the other now closed thread.

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