Black Hole Eats Star:
- URL to an animation of a black hole eating a star
The Big Gulp. Hope that black hole uses a lot of Beano
First few paragraphs
Prepare to have your mind blown.
_Back in March_
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/07/nasa-cosmic-blast_n_846333.html) , when NASA's Swift spacecraft first detected what
scientists believed to be _a black hole eating a star_
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/black-hole-eats-star_n_878317.html) 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_
(http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/bursts/devoured-star.html) , but it also
rejuvenated the black hole.
NASA has put together a short video imagining the event, which you can see
for yourself, below.
"Incredibly, this source is still producing X-rays and may remain bright
enough for Swift to observe into next year," said David Burrows, professor
of astronomy at Penn State University and lead scientist for the mission's
X-Ray Telescope instrument, _told NASA_
(http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/bursts/devoured-star.html) . "It behaves unlike anything we've seen
(Just a pawn on the great chessboard of life)
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