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Black Hole Eats Star: Researchers Detail Astounding Cosmic Occurrence

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CowboyMcCoy, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    This is crazy. Yet so fascinating.


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    Prepare to have your mind blown.

    Back in March, when NASA's Swift spacecraft first detected what scientists believed to be a black hole eating a star 3.8 billion light years from earth, many didn't quite know what it would mean. But now it seems the cosmic event not only sent a beam of X-rays shooting towards earth, but it also rejuvenated the black hole.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/...?icid=maing-grid7|maing11|dl4|sec1_lnk3|89642
     
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Space. The shiznit! :laugh2:

    How in hell did that term come about? I know it's about 7-10 years old, but *** was that all about? :laugh2:
     
  3. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Space, the final frontier. But dude, matter got sucked into the black hole and is now being shot out of it at 80-90% the speed of light. That's insane. And we are watching this.

    Looking back, I think it was Snoop Dog and everything was Snoop Dizzle D and ever thing.
     
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Usually it's 99.999% the speed of light. :laugh2:

    If it were I, it would be shooting out at 101% the speed of light even though physics says that isn't possible. ;)
     

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