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    Default Giant Blackhole Swallows aStar

    "Marshaling a decade’s worth of data from telescopes around the world, scientists have captured new details of a gargantuan black hole feasting on a hapless star, watching as the black hole consumed its prey and burped out a jet of material moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light."

    That about sums it up:

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...-particle-jet/

    The scale of the event is just mind boggling: "...20 million solar mass supermassive blackhole..."

    Artists concept:

    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages...hp?id=PIA22355

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    These things really suck

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    These things really suck
    Only for those poor souls who called that star their own I wonder how long the whole process of consuming that star took? And how long ago it happened...ie. 150 million light years=what, in Earth-time (and how many years at warp speed)?

    And holy crap, considering the tremendous power a star has, these black holes are the ultimate Terminator
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    A star has power and yet it is powerless.


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    Gravity is a harsh mistress.
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    Default Re: Giant Blackhole Swallows aStar

    Quote Originally Posted by drone View Post
    Gravity is a harsh mistress.
    But completely even-handed:

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...s-right-again/

    All yur mass are belong to us!

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