Supermassive black hole devours a star, blasts its remains at Earth

Kyle

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The jetted beam was initially red in color before it decayed over four days and changed to a blue hue

A supermassive black hole swallowed up a star, ripping it apart, and uniquely expelled a beam of light from its center.

In a scientific research report published on Wednesday, astronomers say a previously unknown black hole was made known to observers when a star passed too close and was devoured.

Astronomers then observed a jetted stream of "afterglow" from the catastrophe, which experts call a Tidal Disruption Event (TDE), heading straight toward the Earth.



 

gemma_rae

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#1. If the gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong not even light escapes, how is the light escaping the gravitational pull?

#2. If the light can be seen and it's traveling at the speed of light, how is the light that is "heading to Earth" not here yet but traveling the speed of light?

WTF?
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ArkRescue

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#1. If the gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong not even light escapes, how is the light escaping the gravitational pull?

#2. If the light can be seen and it's traveling at the speed of light, how is the light that is "heading to Earth" not here yet but traveling the speed of light?

WTF?
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This man KNOWS the answer probably ..... send him a question.

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Kinnakeet

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#1. If the gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong not even light escapes, how is the light escaping the gravitational pull?

#2. If the light can be seen and it's traveling at the speed of light, how is the light that is "heading to Earth" not here yet but traveling the speed of light?

WTF?
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MAGIC!
 
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