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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.



Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13783877
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looks like the universe just got torn a new space-hole.
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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OH MAN DID YOU BUY RISK? IT WAS AWESOME.
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Lol - on a serious note, I grew up with Megadeth and Rust in Peace is still my favourite album.
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So didn't this happen years ago? And were just seeing it? Got space is crazy, my head hurts after about thinking about space for 10 minutes.
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cool. Can't wait to see our galaxy to be consumed by a blackhole
it is being consumed by a black hole, a massive black hole actually but it's going slowly. todays scientists were able to determine also that our closest galaxy neighbor has a massive black hole and is on a collision course with our galaxy. which makes it worse.

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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

Stargate Science FTW
actually by a revised theory it wouldn't be 3000 yrs it'd actually be a lot longer near eternity if i recall correctly.
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say goodbye to Einstein. Matter into energy?!
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say goodbye to Einstein. Matter into energy?!
not neccessary, Einstein never finished his scientific break throughs they were all half way done.he died before he can ever come to a plyable anwser for all the mathmatical equations he did, we now a days are basically filling in the blanks aswell finding new mathmatical equations to help the originals find new meaning for future scientists to expand on. ^-^
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still doesnt compare to that one blast emitted from a magnetar that had a starquake. its crust shifted by about 1 inch, and released a blast of gamma rays so powerful that it saturated our orbital gamma telescopes while they were pointed in the opposite direction. The real kicker? it was about 55,000 lightyears away on the other side of the galaxy when it went off.

If it had been within 5,000 lightyears, Earth would be sterile with a pretty good chunk of our atmosphere burned off.
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post #29 of 62
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still doesnt compare to that one blast emitted from a magnetar that had a starquake. its crust shifted by about 1 inch, and released a blast of gamma rays so powerful that it saturated our orbital gamma telescopes while they were pointed in the opposite direction. The real kicker? it was about 55,000 lightyears away on the other side of the galaxy when it went off.

If it had been within 5,000 lightyears, Earth would be sterile with a pretty good chunk of our atmosphere burned off.
we're still do for that, astrologists are keeping a eye out and sofar they found around 2 similiar events and 1 of them is rather pointed here at our galaxy but they question when will it happen, once it happens that'll be the end to the solar system we knew.
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scientists were able to determine also that our closest galaxy neighbor has a massive black hole and is on a collision course with our galaxy. which makes it worse.
Not really. It's estimated that out of the 100's of billions of stars in both galaxies, there will be very, very few collisions, due to the vast distance between stars. Galaxies are very sparse.
    
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