Giant Black Hole Gulps Star

Giant Black Hole Gulps StarAstronomers reported that a powerful gamma ray flashed first noticed by NASA in late March this year might have been the death clatter of a Sun-sized falling into a formerly inactive black hole and being torn apart.

According to a report posted online by the e ‘Science’, two groups of researchers from the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Warwick in England have concurred that the flashing light observed through the NASA Swift satellite on March 28 was in fact a black hole feeding on the unwary star that obtained too close.

Swift satellite of NASA, which is trolling the universe for gamma ray ruptured, noticed the powerfully bright flash in the constellation Draco.  Astronomers partially believed it was a influential kinds of blasts in the universe, which normally die away in minutes.

However, when the flash upheld for weeks even through it washed out in intensity, they recognized that it was not a distinctive gamma-ray explode in any way.

By utilizing space-borne and ground-based telescopes, scientists lastly launched that the space blasts were taken about by the star sucked by the black hole, which gave high emissions of radiation that is observed on Earth as a stellar display.

The space happening is so far noticeable as of this week, while the beforehand plotted black hole has been tagged as inactive previous to the happening, scientists said.  Its ordinary functions of whirling and scooping up objects in its way and view can never be discounted.

The astronomers believe that the gamma-ray emissions started on March 24 or 25, at a distance of around 3.8 billion light-years away from Earth.

Joshua Bloom of the University of California-Berkeley, a co-author of research on the explosive published in the journal Science, reported that “This is truly different from any explosive event we have seen before. This is truly different from any explosive event we have seen before.”

Bloom said, “We have this otherwise dormant black hole, not gobbling up an appreciable amount of mass, and along comes this star which just happens to be on some orbit which puts it close to the black hole.”

A black hole is an area of space from which nobody, not even light could get away.  The theory of common relativity forecasts that an adequately compact mass will distort spacetime to form a black hole.  There are two major kinds of black holes.

First, the black holes born from the death of stars, which are around a little times the mass of our sun.  These stars finish their lives when the hydrogen fuel that structures the interior burns off of the star, reason for the star to fall down.

Second, are super massive black holes, which choice in mass from a few hundred thousand times the mass of our sun to an only some billion times that mass, and survive at the middle of galaxies.  Most, and perhaps the entire galaxies, counting the Milky Way, are considered to consist of super massive black holes at their centers.

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  1. June 9, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Black holes do have mass, with the mass of the black hole being the sum of the masses of objects passing into it.

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