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Black hole emits water vapor?

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posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 12:44 PM
I hope I am posting this in the right section!

I read this the other day

About a jet of what is thought to be water vapor being detected coming out of a black hole. I've peeked around to try to find out more and was hoping maybe someone with more knowledge than I would be able to explain this.

I thought black holes absorbed everything in their path - water vapor (or any kind of jet of vapor) coming out of a black hole really confuddled me.

How can this be?

and also...

Is it possible that this is somehow evidence that black holes really do suck stuff in and eject stuff out their other end (possibly into another part of the universe/dimension/like a worm hole??) ? Or has that evidence already existed?

I thought nothing could escape a black hole! I guess I don't know or understand much about them! Can anybody shine a light on this?


posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 02:11 PM
reply to post by mysterybee

Emitted is a misnomer. The water vapor never crossed the event horizon, which is the point of no-return for a black hole. It simply got close to the black hole but was slung away at great speed by the black hole's twisted magnetic field lines.

posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 02:22 PM
Hmmm, not even convinced Black Holes exist myself.

[edit on 24-4-2009 by Outlawstar]

posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 02:45 PM
That clears it up then!
)) thanks!

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 03:22 AM

Originally posted by mysterybee
I hope I am posting this in the right section!

I wish we have separate forums for Astronomy. Unless there's already one, please tell me!

I think Black Holes are God's creation tools!

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 02:38 PM
These gravity spun unseen entities have a lot of electricity
going on with X-Rays and magnetic fields.

There is some sort of generator action going on by speeding up particles.

Perhaps some Cosmic Ray or particle activity as well.

If there is a build up more mass their might be a Super Nova
and parts of the black hole will end up as mini black holes
speeding throughout the universe.

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 12:11 PM
you mean black holes might be able to "explode" baby black holes? Wow
This universe of ours is pretty amazing!


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