Posts Tagged ‘black hole’

Don’t Look!

Black Holes devouring stars. These 2 computer-generated images are from NASA.

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The MeerKat radio telescope in South Africa recently discovered bubbles 1,400 lightyears long emanating from the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The first theory is that the black hole swallowed too much matter and vomited the bubbles. The second theory is that 7 million years ago a starburst—the near simultaneous formation and fiery death of 100 large stars—sent shock-waves that formed the bubbles.

“Tiny bubbles…make me happy”

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April 10, 2019: This is a supermassive black hole in the center of Messier 87 (M87), an elliptical galaxy, 55 million light-years from Earth. This black hole is 6.5 billion times the mass of the Sun. Catching its shadow involved eight ground-based radio telescope (Event Horizon Telescope EHT) s around the globe, operating together as if one telescope the size of our entire planet. This is conjunction with the Chandra X-ray Telescope, NASA’s primary x-ray telescope. [NASA images & info]

Yes, I would love to write about such things!

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Warning, these photos are very violent. Keep the kids away.

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) took photos of a star being devoured by a giant Black Hole that is between two colliding galaxies. This is 150 million light years away, so we may be safe, but don’t count on it.

Talk about a bellyache! Do Black Holes go, Burp?

I have to do a Black Hole story!

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