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Contents of Mysterious Black Hole Jets Revealed

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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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Love me some black hole news.




Using data from the XMM-Newton satellite and CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array, astronomers reveal the contents of mysterious black hole jets. An international team of astronomers has answered a long standing question about the enigmatic jets emitted by black holes, in research published today in prestigious journal Nature. Jets are narrow beams of matter spat out at high speed from near a central object, like a black hole. “Although they have been observed for decades, we’re still not sure what they are made of, or what powers them,” ESO astronomer Dr María Díaz Trigo, lead author of the study, said.

However, a few weeks later, the team took another look and this time saw radio emissions corresponding to the sudden appearance of these jets, and even more interestingly, lines had appeared in the X-ray spectrum – the tell-tale signature of ordinary atoms – around the black hole.




Always been fascinated by these jet streams. I always thought of them as the black hole spewing out the remnants of its latest meal! They also terrify me somewhat. Any other black hole enthusiasts? I'm very much in awe of them and their sheer size and power. Gravity gone mad, as they say....

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Original Nature publication


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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 12:46 PM
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Just edited my post and added the bit where they say what they actually comprise of. Kinda meant to do add that in the first place, oops

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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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You may be made of trillions of micro black holes.

Each Atom may have a Black hole at its center....

The Proton wall may be the Atoms event horizon....

 


I brought this up because you said you were terrified of Black Holes.

Think of all the Little Worlds, Galaxies and beings that make up our Bodies...

 


Reuniting with a black hole may be the ultimate Afterlife party!!

Recycling and refreshing old matter...

 


The inside of the Atom Photographed, news and photo.

Atom Inside Photographed
www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/5/29/atom-inside-photographed
www.richarddawkins.net...

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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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So is that considered pee or poop. Maybe it is pee on one side and poop on the other
I like comparing things in my mind to stuff I know so I can remember them.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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AbleEndangered
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You may be made of trillions of micro black holes.

Each Atom may have a Black hole at its center....

The Proton wall may be the Atoms event horizon....

 


I brought this up because you said you were terrified of Black Holes.

Think of all the Little Worlds, Galaxies and beings that make up our Bodies...

 


Reuniting with a black hole may be the ultimate Afterlife party!!

Recycling and refreshing old matter...

 


The inside of the Atom Photographed, news and photo.

Atom Inside Photographed
www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/5/29/atom-inside-photographed
www.richarddawkins.net...

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Very poetic. Yet equally as terrifying haha.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 01:00 PM
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rickymouse
So is that considered pee or poop. Maybe it is pee on one side and poop on the other
I like comparing things in my mind to stuff I know so I can remember them.


You know, I've never thought of it like that. And now I'm not going to see it any other way....



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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Does that mean the Black holes are Alive??

I wonder how many Characteristics of Life a Black Hole follows or obeys.


The 7 Characteristics of Life:
infohost.nmt.edu/~klathrop/7characterisitcs_of_life.htm
infohost.nmt.edu...

1. Living Things are Composed of Cells:

2. Living Things Have Different levels of cellular organization Levels of Organization:

3. Living Things Use Energy: Earth's energy source is the Sun

4. Living Things Respond To Their Environment:

5. Living Things Grow:

6. Living Things Reproduce: reproduction

7. Living Things Adapt To Their Environment:


If they are alive, we may need to re-classify life based on them...

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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 02:19 PM
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So according to this, black holes are spewing both matter and energy/radiation?

Was the prevailing theory the jets were just pure energy/radiation? That's how I remember it but haven't kept up with the latest science and studies...

I love black holes too, and the concept that the jets are spewing both seems to make more sense to me. I mean, they can't eat all of the matter - can they?

Did someone mention poo? Wow - talk about getting an image stuck in your head...




posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 02:23 PM
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I've always imagined them spewing out 'Dark Matter' kinda like a opposite of sunlight from a star. Dark matter *which the Universe is supposedly full of* has to come from someplace right?


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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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That's an interesting theory but unlikely. Atoms can interact with each other and stay as two distinct things. When two black holes interact, they combine and just create a bigger black hole.

OP, great article, I love black holes, they are truly one of the bigger mysteries in our universe and the more we learn about them, I believe, the more we will learn about how our universe really works.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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This doesn't sound like your usual talk! I'm like waiting for you to quote bible verse any minute now!



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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Riffrafter
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So according to this, black holes are spewing both matter and energy/radiation?

I love black holes too, and the concept that the jets are spewing both seems to make more sense to me. I mean, they can't eat all of the matter - can they?


Basically, yes. And they speculate it is what powers the black hole. The spewing out, as I like to call it, is still not 100% understood. After all, it was always said nothing could escape a black hole, not even light. So how are the jets escaping? I think the most popular theory is centred around accretion discs and magnetism, essentially 'snapping' the matter back allowing it to win the battle over gravity.

I guess that what I love about them. The endless mystery



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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Beyond intetesting that you say this.
You are only the second person I
Know to say something like this.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 03:15 PM
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Some scientists theorize that there are some particles that can escape the gravity barrier when escalating towards a black hole. Although they'd be very small and on the subatomic level.
Hawking radiation could be one instance.

Seeing how nobody has really gotten a good glimpse of what black holes really look like
or what they are we can speculate all day on whats really going on.

Kind of like riding a wave then through it.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 03:51 PM
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AbleEndangered
Does that mean the Black holes are Alive??

I wonder how many Characteristics of Life a Black Hole follows or obeys.


The 7 Characteristics of Life:
infohost.nmt.edu/~klathrop/7characterisitcs_of_life.htm
infohost.nmt.edu...

1. Living Things are Composed of Cells:

2. Living Things Have Different levels of cellular organization Levels of Organization:

3. Living Things Use Energy: Earth's energy source is the Sun

4. Living Things Respond To Their Environment:

5. Living Things Grow:

6. Living Things Reproduce: reproduction

7. Living Things Adapt To Their Environment:


If they are alive, we may need to re-classify life based on them...

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What's on the other side. Is a big bang happening on the other side of the black hole. A new Universe born. All the matter going in has to go somewhere lol.

The Bot



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 04:34 PM
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I'm a nebbish when it comes to things like this.

I always imagined a black hole to be a ball shape. Like the sun, only in reverse.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 08:34 PM
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Yay, they figured it out...

until next week when they're proven wrong.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:06 PM
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I love the it.. Scientist final figured out what black hole emits at its poles.. It's some kind of matter and radio waves.. HUH? .... Wasn't that the prevailing theory to begin with?



posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 06:21 AM
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I find it really hard to imagine how these jets of matter are emitted from the center of a black hole...
Aren't black holes so dense that they suck in everything in their immediate area,including bending space/time?

So how can something with such immense gravity actually burp out matter?
The only way I can see is that the "burps"have more energy than the sucking energy of the black hole itself..
That is the only way I can see that the jets would be able to escape from the gravitational pull of the black hole.

Hmm...



posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 07:25 AM
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That's why I question and ponder the possibility of spewing out of 'Dark Matter' from Black holes. Supposedly Dark Matter is not affected by gravity etc.

Think about it.



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