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Giant blue hole caught devouring star

 
 
Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2004 10:44 pm
A giant blue star in a galaxy a billion light years away has been caught in the act of butchering a star - the first time this has been seen, according to astronomers. It means that black holes all over the Universe must be eating stars, and that may be the main way they grow.


Munch, munch........
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2004 10:45 pm
Scientists have even managed to capture images of this incredible event......

http://usuarios.lycos.es/austercita/cookie_monster.jpg

"Me love cookie star!!"
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2004 10:55 pm
Love it, thanks for the post... both of them.
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pueo
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2004 11:10 pm
interesting
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husker
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2004 11:26 pm
bm - this is interesting
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2004 03:32 am
That would be one of those flattened brown 'dwarfs'. Very rare, I think you know why.
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Montana
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2004 05:32 am
It's amazing the things we learn every single day.
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kirsten
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2004 06:17 am
fascinating /bookmark
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Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2004 06:38 am
And if it's a billion light years away, then it happened a billion years ago. Does anyone else have trouble getting their minds around the times and distances being talked about? I know I do.
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2004 05:37 pm
Wilso wrote:
And if it's a billion light years away, then it happened a billion years ago. Does anyone else have trouble getting their minds around the times and distances being talked about? I know I do.


...and I used to watch 'Sesame St' when I was a kid. Do you mean to say that it was archival footage?
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2004 09:18 pm
You can learn something new every day if you're not careful. Wilso, I have the same problem with distances over a million miles and time spans greater than a million years.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2004 09:59 pm
I have trouble with "trillion" -- but, then, I'm not in government.
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BlueMonkey
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2004 10:45 pm
What happens to the crumbs?
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2004 04:44 am
We're in deep ****...... they don't call it the 'Milky Way' for nothing folks!

http://www.geektimes.com/michael/site/archive/2003/02/images/cookie-monster.jpg
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2004 05:19 am
It's lactating?
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Wilso
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2004 08:38 am
The milky way is putting on a show here tonight. I can't remember the stars shining this brightly for some time. It's beautiful. I could look at the stars for hours.
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BlueMonkey
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2004 09:59 pm
That's the way the cookie crumbles.
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K e v i n
 
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Reply Thu 11 Mar, 2004 07:03 pm
Ha, nice pics.

What comes after a trillion? is it a gazzilion?
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 12 Mar, 2004 08:36 am
Quadrillion.
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K e v i n
 
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Reply Fri 12 Mar, 2004 01:18 pm
quadrillion...

Are the numbers just "illion" added to the end of the small numbers?

bi, tri, quad


I didn't write that well, i dont know much about this
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