Astronomers witnessed a star torn apart by a black hole

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FiReFoX_7 said:
I mean the black hole has a very powerful force that no light can escape from it.
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Say hellow to hawking-radiation.
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TechnoWorm said:
If there were aliens living in a planet(a planet older than earth) near that star,
does that mean, At this time they're just seeing how Earth gets created?
No, because any planet near that star would have been destroyed along with the star itself 4 billion years ago. There would be no more planet, let alone aliens that could see us.
 

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Bladexdsl said:
get a good look at what happened to the star cos that's us in 2012
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Nah. I don't believe in the whole "2012" prophesy or whatever it is. And I don't think a black hole will be very near to Earth in 2012.
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Bladexdsl said:
what so it's gonna be planet X hitting us instead?
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Even though I don't believe the whole "2012" prophesy. That's what I'm thinking when it's 2012. But I don't think "Planet-X" or 'Nibiru" even exist at all.
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Wow, a star sucked by a black hole. That's... interesting.
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The guide is wrong! If you hold your breath in space, your lungs will rupture! What a fatal mistake for travelers!!! Don't aliens have editors?!
 

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Devante said:
The guide is wrong! If you hold your breath in space, your lungs will rupture! What a fatal mistake for travelers!!! Don't aliens have editors?!
My edition is quite old. I sent for the new edition a while ago, I expect it in a hundred or so years.
 

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jelmew said:
FiReFoX_7 said:
I mean the black hole has a very powerful force that no light can escape from it.
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Say hellow to hawking-radiation.
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Erm nope, that's something else. This is a feeding black hole so the radiation is coming off of the material falling into it before it reaches the event horizon and been fired away at the poles at very, very high speed (less than 0.005% under light speed).



Just a quick for the people who find the whole it happened 4 billion year ago shit hard to get, as far as the light itself is concerned no time at all has passed.
 

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FiReFoX_7 said:
Bladexdsl said:
what so it's gonna be planet X hitting us instead?
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Even though I don't believe the whole "2012" prophesy. That's what I'm thinking when it's 2012. But I don't think "Planet-X" or 'Nibiru" even exist at all.
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Wow, a star sucked by a black hole. That's... interesting.
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oh so another millennium bug fiasco than?
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Bladexdsl said:
FiReFoX_7 said:
Bladexdsl said:
What, so it's gonna be Planet X hitting us instead?
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Even though I don't believe the whole "2012" prophesy, that's what I'm thinking when it's 2012. But I don't think "Planet-X" or 'Nibiru" even exist at all.
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Wow, a star sucked by a black hole. That's... interesting.
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Oh, so another millennium bug fiasco then?
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No!
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Another astronomer friend of mine, Bill Keel, is also a BAUT member. He read the thread, and used the SARA 1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona, to observe the burst:
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The picture on the left is his observation on April 1, and the right one's last April 4. The position of GRB 110328A is circled. As you can see, it was pretty faint. It has apparently faded somewhat over the three day interval — which is expected; the initial event (a star getting torn apart! I can’t get over that!) released a huge flash of energy which faded over time. It’s hard to see in the two images because the burst looks about the same brightness, but the second observation had a longer exposure time (you can see fainter stars in it), so the source did fade.
 

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phoenix1234 said:
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it’s nearly four billion light years away*




* Or, to be pedantic, it took nearly four billion years for the light from the explosion to get here. i doubt our galaxy was even formed then
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As if the event itself isn't awe-inspired enough, yeah, that's a pretty crazy notion to wrap one's head around. We are blessed to bear witness to such unimaginable beauty and power.
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its a beautiful thing even when its exploding. I dont expect something like this to happen to us unless we are all dead.
What i imagine is the end of the universe, more like is there an end? true its expanding but at time t, there is a certain end St
 

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Jamstruth said:
Devante said:
The guide is wrong! If you hold your breath in space, your lungs will rupture! What a fatal mistake for travelers!!! Don't aliens have editors?!
My edition is quite old. I sent for the new edition a while ago, I expect it in a hundred or so years.
Just don't plug yourself into the Total Perspective Vortex, whatever you do.


And for the record, if Earth were to be consumed by a black hole, everyone on the planet would be dead before we even knew it was there.
 
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Extremely interesting though what freaks me out is that it actually happened 4 billion years ago.
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Zorua said:
Extremely interesting though what freaks me out is that it actually happened 4 billion years ago.
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That freaks you out? Consider this: 4 billion years ago the inhabitants of that doomed planet wouldn't even be able to see the Earth because the light arriving from the Earth's location would be 8 billion years old. At that time, of course, the Earth didn't exist.
 
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Zorua said:
Extremely interesting though what freaks me out is that it actually happened 4 billion years ago.
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That freaks you out? Consider this: 4 billion years ago the inhabitants of that doomed planet wouldn't even be able to see the Earth because the light arriving from the Earth's location would be 8 billion years old. At that time, of course, the Earth didn't exist.

Umm, that was a star? How can it have inhabitants?
 

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Zorua said:
Snailface said:
Zorua said:
Extremely interesting though what freaks me out is that it actually happened 4 billion years ago.
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That freaks you out? Consider this: 4 billion years ago the inhabitants of that doomed planet wouldn't even be able to see the Earth because the light arriving from the Earth's location would be 8 billion years old. At that time, of course, the Earth didn't exist.

Umm, that was a star? How can it have inhabitants?
Ok, you're right Zorua, there's no confirmed planets here. But there could've been and they would not have been able to see us. (We have to presume they had good telescopes too
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) It's late. Need sleep.
 
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