Astronomers have seen a black hole with a bad case of indigestion after eating a star.
Three years after it devoured a star that was too close to the black hole, the black hole vomited or waslching stars. Scientists don't know if the hole wentbbling up any other stars since then, so it must have been that October 2018?
Researchers have never seen a black hole with a delayed release of material. The discovery was published in a journal.
The lead author of the study said that the black hole was burping out material from the star it ate a long time ago.
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“It’s as if this black hole has started abruptly burping out a bunch of material from the star it ate years ago."
There are black holes in outer space. A stellar black hole can be caused by a star dying in a supernova. The material of the star collapses onto itself.
The form of this black hole is millions to billions of times larger than the sun. These giants are thought to be at the center of almost all the universe. Recent Hubble Space Telescope observations have supported the theory that black holes get their start in the dusty core of starburst galaxies, but scientists are still figuring it out.
Black holes are not like planets or stars. They have a point of no return. It will fall in if something swoops too close. The material can never escape the hole's gravity.
If a black hole has a cast iron stomach, how would it throw its meal?
The first real image of Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
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Astronomers say it's common for black holes to spill light immediately upon consuming a star, but they liken this to the holes being sort of messy eaters, missing their mouths as their gravity stretches the star into heated spirals. Astronomers have seen a flash with telescopes.
They were surprised that the star didn't like the black hole for a long time. According to Edo Berger, a Harvard astronomy professor and co-author, researchers have been studying these events for more than a decade.
There was radio silence for the first three years. It has become one of the most radio Luminous.
Delayed outflows of light from a black hole could be happening more frequently than thought, according to the discovery.