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[BBC] - Powerful cosmic blast as black hole shreds star

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Ten percent of the infalling star's mass is turned into energy and irradiated as X-rays from the black hole.
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Astronomers have spied a star's swan song as it is shredded by a black hole.

Researchers suspect that the star wandered too close to the black hole and got sucked in by the huge gravitational forces.

The star's final moments sent a flash of radiation hurtling towards Earth.

The energy burst is still visible by telescope more than two-and-a-half months later, the researchers report in the journal Science.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13783877
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I wish we had actual footage of it.
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I wish we had actual footage of it.

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The black hole's gravital force would slow down time, making a single minute last 3000 years. Hope you brought tape wink.gif

Stargate Science FTW
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Looks like the universe just got torn a new space-hole.
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Science!!!
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Oh man super cool! Thanks for posting.
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cool. Can't wait to see our galaxy to be consumed by a blackhole biggrin.gif
    
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I showed that article to my sister and told her it was our sun being sucked into a black hole. At first she believed me biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by rattlehead;13899112 
I showed that article to my sister and told her it was our sun being sucked into a black hole. At first she believed me biggrin.gif

She hot? And 18?
    
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