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Black Hole Wakes Up - First Time Recorded


Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, black hole, esa, discovery, energy, environment, interesting, investigation, nasa, news, performance, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology, tech )

Gvapo
- 536 days ago - sci.esa.int
Astronomers have watched as a black hole woke up from a decades-long slumber to feed on a low-mass object - either a brown dwarf or a giant planet - that strayed too close. A similar feeding event, albeit on a gas cloud, will soon happen at the black hole



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Julia R. (290)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:16 am
Fascinating article! It's amazing that there are black holes at the center of all galaxies and that they seem to be essential for the destruction but also the creation of new starts and matter for the galaxy! Loved the animated depiction of the substellar object slowly having its outer layers being devoured by the black hole!
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:15 am
Thanks for the comment Julia. ;)
I fully agree with you - black holes are fascinating and frightening in the same time.

 

Gvapo T. (22)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:15 am
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Migi H. (19)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:11 am
Totally agree with you Julia R. Black holes are intriguing to say the least!
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:36 am
wow ! amazing - thanks for posting

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Patricia H. (468)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:05 am
noted
 

Joseph Miller (23)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:18 am
noted dear
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:20 am
Wow! Amazing photo!
 

Kath P. (10)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:49 am
Outstanding article....thanks so much for the link
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:18 am
There's a lot we've got to learn and respect
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:38 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:12 am
Thank you.
 

Konstantin Trubin (552)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:21 am
Это интересно. И познавательно. Мы ещё пока очень мало знаем о черных дырах.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:58 pm
Provocative and punny title - black hole wakes up and has a light snack. Good post. Thanks Gvapo.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:41 pm
Need
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:19 pm
Amazing news! Thank you! N, P, T
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:21 pm
Interesting.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:24 pm
noted,thank you for the info
 

linda g. (3)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:48 pm
Reminds me of Douglas Adams' open narrative/story:: 'Restaurant at the End of the Universe'.
 

Cary Vizzutti (8)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:19 pm
Now that's free energy isn't it.
We are nothing more than a grain of sand on the beach in the grand scheme of things.
 

Sherri G. (113)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:01 am
Thank you for bringing this story to us. I agree that the existence of black holes can be unnerving. The animation of the feeding on the outer layers of the object being consumed.
 

Natalie S. (9)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:43 am
Thanks for sharing. Getting to know more about astronomy has been on my to-do list for years but lots of other subjects and duties take priority, but I shall start looking out for such articles.
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 5:40 am
Thank you all for great comments
I am very happy that you liked the sorry :)
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 5:41 am
my most commented story so far :)))
 

Veerle V. (45)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:33 am
Thanks for posting this article, Gvapo !
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Monday April 8, 2013, 10:15 am
You are very welcome Veerle :)
I'm happy you liked it ;)

 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 10:07 am
Cool! Love space!
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:46 am
thanks Sergio ;)
 
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