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Astronomers surmise that the black hole wasn’t doing much until the sun-like star wandered by, causing a tidal disruption so violent it produced energy at never-before-seen gamma-ray levels.
According to Bloom, this event is so rare that it probably only happens “once in 100 million years in any given galaxy”
Originally posted by zazzafrazz
Gamma ray bursts normally are milliseconds this one has been going for months....so yeah its a PRETTY huge event.
Brilliant thx for the link.
Originally posted by zvezdar
If you dont assume its a black hole as your starting point, it looks awfully like the discharge resulting from a high-energy z-pinch. Just like in the labs, but on a bigger scale.
Originally posted by bputman
There has always been the cosmos to keep me humble. Living like giants just to get knocked down by space. Whatever happened to our young generations wanting to learn and explore our universe.