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Actual Pictures of black hole eating a star!

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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 03:35 AM
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Actual Pictures of black hole eating a star!


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A strange and violent fate awaits a white dwarf star that wanders too close to a moderately massive black hole.
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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 03:35 AM
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These have got to be the coolest pictures iv seen in a long time, defineatly worthy of my desktop!

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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 04:23 AM
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Awesome pictures to be sure but this is not an actual picture of a White Dwarf being eaten by a black hole it is a simulation.


Ramirez-Ruiz and his collaborators--Stephan Rosswog of Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and William Hix of Oak Ridge National Laboratory--used detailed computer simulations to follow the entire process of tidal disruption of a white dwarf by a black hole. Their simulations included gas dynamics, gravity, and nuclear physics, requiring weeks of computer time to simulate events that would take place in a fraction of a second. A paper describing their results has been accepted for publication in Astrophysical Journal Letters, and a preprint is currently available online.


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it is a cool picture though and probably is worthy of being a desktop image.



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