They Caught an Epic Black Hole Melt Down On Video

Astronomers have spotted a never seen before phenomenon.  Every now and then there is something that is just plain cool.  Not necessarily any theory to test or new invention, but the observation of space and how incredible the activity can be.


Black hole extravaganza from ESO cast. Not long ago, watching something being ripped apart as it falls towards a giant black hole would be science fiction. This is now reality.


Observers under dark skies, far from the bright city lights, can marvel at the splendor of the Milky Way, arching in an imposing band across the sky. Zooming in towards the center of our galaxy, about 25000 light years away, you can see that it is composed of myriads of stars.


And in related news there is actually a debate that is going on amongst astronomers.  Some are saying black holes do not exist.  Most would disagree with that statement.


In this video they show an insane simulation based on their astronomical calculations and a lot of data from some of the largest space telescopes in the world.


Which side are you on in the black hole discussion?


Here is a bit of quick information on how we view black holes.  For some this will be informative and some more hard core astronomers or fans may know this already:


This is a pretty impressive sight, but much is hidden from view by interstellar dust, and astronomers need to look using a different wavelength, the infrared, that can penetrate the dust clouds. With large telescopes, astronomers can then see in detail the swarm of stars circling the supermassive black hole, in the same way that the Earth orbits the Sun.


The Galactic Center harbors the closest supermassive black hole known, and the one that is also the largest in terms of its angular diameter on the sky, making it the best choice for a detailed study of black holes. This black hole’s mass is a hefty four million times that of the Sun, earning it the title of supermassive black hole. Although it is huge, this black hole is currently supplied with little material and is not shining brightly. But this is about to change.


We hope you like the video!  And in related news there is an FRB or fast radio burst they detected from the Messier galaxy.  They think it came from a pulsar but who knows for sure.

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