NASA's Swift Satellite Discovers a New Black Hole in our Galaxy

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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 03:31 AM
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NASA's Swift Satellite Discovers a New Black Hole in our Galaxy


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NASA's Swift satellite recently detected a rising tide of high-energy X-rays from a source toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The outburst, produced by a rare X-ray nova, announced the presence of a previously unknown stellar-mass black hole.

"Bright X-ray novae are so rare that they're essentially once-a-mission events and this is the first one Swift has seen," said Neil Gehrels, the mission's principal investigator, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "This is really something we've been waiting for."

An X-ray nova is a short-lived X-ray source that
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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 03:31 AM
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An X-ray outburst caught by NASA's Swift on Sept. 16, 2012, resulted from a flood of gas plunging toward a previously unknown black hole. Gas flowing from a sun-like star collects into a disk around the black hole. Normally, this gas would steadily spiral inward. But in this system, named Swift J1745-26, the gas collects for decades before suddenly surging inward. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

This is awesome! A black hole just 20,000 - 30,000 light years away!

Score one for NASA!

www.nasa.gov
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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 03:36 AM
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Now, wouldn't it be the ultimate cosmic joke to discover that Black Holes also warp the sense of distance and it's actually much closer. Ahh.. 2012 explaaaaaaaaaain(*poof*)



posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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I hope the black hole leads to a better place! i hope it leads to justin bieber wonderland!



posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 04:14 AM
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"I hope the black hole leads to a better place!"

We all hope that pal!

"i hope it leads to justin bieber wonderland!"

Get help mate, please! If there is a hell im 100% sure Justin Bieber's music plays continuously!!! LoL LoL LoL
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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 04:22 AM
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About time !

been there the whole time at the center of our galaxy
all constellations are spiraling around it (giant universal clock)
the secrets of who we are is within the stars !

Edit: im not talking about ATS blue stars
so please dont give me any !
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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 05:40 AM
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How many black holes are there?
To use a technical term, gobs. Astronomers have discovered several dozen likely "supermassive" black holes in the cores of fairly nearby galaxies, plus many more in the distant objects known as quasars. They have discovered perhaps a dozen or two likely stellar-mass black holes in the Milky Way galaxy (plus one in a satellite galaxy), and a few possible intermediate-mass black holes in the Milky Way and other galaxies. Yet these don't even qualify as the tip of the iceberg - more like a tiny ice chip. Supermassive black holes may inhabit the cores of all galaxies with central bulges of stars, and thousands of stellar-mass black holes may inhabit the Milky Way, with thousands more in each of billions of other galaxies. One of the goals of black-hole researchers is to find as many as possible so they can estimate how common these objects are.


blackholes.stardate.org...

Dozens of black holes in the Milky Way alone! It's a wonder that our section and solar system seem to be so stable, at least by human perception. It makes me wonder if all of human existence really happens in less than an eye blink of the universe, as matter is recycled and reorganized on a massive scale quite often. And by some miracle of nature, our minds slow down the process in what we call life and allow for observation from a myriad of momentary perspectives. Probably so, probably so.
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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 08:34 AM
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And the Super-massive Black Hole at the center of the Milky Way is in it's dormant cycle right now.
When it starts actively consuming stuff again we should get a good show.



posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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Interesting thought do you think that we could possibly use black holes to dispose of our waste it would be kind of like the garbage disposal in your sink all you have to do is send a rocket full of waste into it and it disappears
Or it gets sent to another part of the universe for someone else to deal with

S&F
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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by badfish420

NASA's Swift Satellite Discovers a New Black Hole in our Galaxy


www.nasa.gov

The outburst, produced by a rare X-ray nova, announced the presence of a previously unknown stellar-mass black hole.
The term "stellar mass" apparently means it's the mass of a single star, and not some kind of supermassive black hole with a mass of many stars.

I read the article and apparently it hasn't been long enough since the event for them to make a good estimate of the mass yet. I'm always curious about how massive black holes are.

There could be lots of stellar mass black holes we don't know about. This one can be seen because of a companion star, but if there's no companion star or other matter being sucked into the gravity well, the black holes may be able to hide from us. Anybody wonder how many black holes there are in our galaxy? I don't think we really know the answer.



posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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your correct... the words describe a solar mas black hole, but in a familiar place, the core of the Galaxy
some 26,000 light years distant.

the wording seems to imply that the high energy/ short lived burst might have just been a hiccup by the massive Sagg A. Black Hole known to be hunkered down at the galactic core.


i reported a few weeks ago that NASA has verified that there is an increased ammount of radiation being emmitted by the Core BH


...Naselsky said:

'We have observed a very unique emission of radio radiation from the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way.



'By using different methods to separate the signal for very broad range of wavelengths, we have been able to determine the spectrum of the radiation.

'The radiation originates from synchrotron emission - electrons and positrons circulating at high energies around the lines of the Magnetic Field in the centre of the galaxy, and there are quite strong indications that it could come from dark matter.'

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... 25sHQYdvp

*Planck satellite picks up beams of radiation from centre of Milky Way which could prove existence of 'dark matter'
*Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute say radiation is either proof - or something currently unknown to physics

By Eddie Wrenn

PUBLISHED: 04:03 EST, 5 September 2012 | UPDATED: 04:03 EST, 5 September 2012


Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... 25sHhaoyz



this newest data suggests that the time/distance of all these high energy pulses and synchotron emmissions are reaching our area of the galaxy from an event that took place more than 26,000 years ago...
lets see if this enery barrage continues to increase and become the Cosmic Event that cycles every 26k years of the Earths' precession cycle and is foretold in the 5,120 year Maya calendar (cycle #5) that is fufilled on 12-21-'12
? cosmic superwave ? on the way or what?



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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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So the Mayans were right, after all. But how did THEY get to know so much of the cosmos? Time obsessed?



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by SkepticEzzy
I hope the black hole leads to a better place! i hope it leads to justin bieber wonderland!

Don't get your hopes up so fast. NASA has how confirmed that it only leads to a run down studio apartment where the alternate universe versions of Steve Buscemi and Clint Howard sit around all day eating moon pies, drinking cheap malt liquor and watching old reruns of Fawlty Towers.





*shudders*



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by Ben81
About time !

been there the whole time at the center of our galaxy
all constellations are spiraling around it (giant universal clock)
the secrets of who we are is within the stars !


This is a different BH. One of stellar mass, not the big sucker in the Galactic centre..

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BH don't go round sucking everything in. A stellar mass BH, for example, will have no more of a gravitational effect on it's surroundings than the Star it was formed of, as it consists of the same mass. For example, if our Sun turned into a BH right now, the only difference we'd see would be the lack of sunlight. We'd still orbit exactly the same round and round, ad infinitum...



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by stumason

Originally posted by Ben81
About time !

been there the whole time at the center of our galaxy
all constellations are spiraling around it (giant universal clock)
the secrets of who we are is within the stars !


This is a different BH. One of stellar mass, not the big sucker in the Galactic centre..

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BH don't go round sucking everything in. A stellar mass BH, for example, will have no more of a gravitational effect on it's surroundings than the Star it was formed of, as it consists of the same mass. For example, if our Sun turned into a BH right now, the only difference we'd see would be the lack of sunlight. We'd still orbit exactly the same round and round, ad infinitum...


'Black-Holeness' is determined by the existance of an event horizon, which is true even with a stellar mass black hole. The density, not the mass, determines gravitation. The mass of the sun, in an incredibly compact space, would at a certain distance have the gravitation to withhold light, and heat.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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Does anyone know what this type of energy does to human beings?
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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 03:38 AM
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Er, no. You are confused.

Mass determines gravity, density just relates to the mass and volume of said object and has no bearing on the event horizon.

In any case, a singularities density is infinite. The mass determines the size of the event horizon. Like I said, the Sun could turn into a BH and we'd be unaffected, gravitationally, it would just be dark. You're only in danger from a BH once you approach and cross the event horizon, at which point no amount of energy can get you out of trouble, whereas at any point up to the event horizon, you can escape the BH, provided you always had the required thrust to escape the gravitational pull of the pre-BH stellar object, of course.

Simply put, just because something is a BH, doesn't mean it suddenly turns into a galactic hoover. It retains the same gravitational effects as the pre-BH object. Of course, if it consumes any matter and it's mass increases, then so will the gravity and it may pull in more mass then grow, but if it doesn't do so, it will merrily be on it's way and then evaporate over time...



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 03:38 AM
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Nothing...

It's just X-rays and fairly weak one's at that given the distance.



posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by badfish420




An X-ray outburst caught by NASA's Swift on Sept. 16, 2012, resulted from a flood of gas plunging toward a previously unknown black hole. Gas flowing from a sun-like star collects into a disk around the black hole. Normally, this gas would steadily spiral inward. But in this system, named Swift J1745-26, the gas collects for decades before suddenly surging inward. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

This is awesome! A black hole just 20,000 - 30,000 light years away!

Score one for NASA!

www.nasa.gov
(visit the link for the full news article)


People on here will still think this is a NASA cover up and its actually Aliens.





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