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After swallowing up a star, a black hole will vomit for years


Astronomers discovered a black hole supermassive with bad digestion after eating stardust.

At the heart of an a black hole Galaxy It was 665 million miles from Earth when it began vomiting and belching star bits three years ago after having eaten a star too close to its orbit. Scientists believe that the October 2018 star it ate must be what it was, as they aren’t aware of any stars it has eaten since.

It is the first time that researchers have seen a blackhole with delayed spewing material following a meal. This discovery was made public last week by the Astrophysical Journal.

“It’s as if this black hole has started abruptly burping out a bunch of material from the star it ate years ago,” said Yvette Cendes, lead author of the study at the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, in a statement.

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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.”

Some of the most mysterious objects in space are black holes. A stellar black hole is the most widespread type. It’s often believed to have been formed by a massive star collapsing in an explosion. The material of the star collapses on itself and condenses into a very small area.

But how supermassive black holes like this one—which is millions to billions of times more massive than the sun—form is even more mysterious. Numerous cosmologists and astrophysicists think these massive black holes lurk in the middle of all galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope’s recent observations support the idea that supermassive dark holes originate in starburst galaxies. Here, new stars are quickly churned. Scientists are still trying to figure it all.

The black holes do not have any surfaces like stars or planets. They have an area called the “eventhorizon”, also known as a point without return. Any object that is too close will sink in. Science has long known that once material is swallowed it cannot escape from the hole’s gravitational force.

How then could a black hole throw bits of its food if it has an iron stomach?

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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Actually, astronomers say it’s quite common for black holes to stablet light immediately upon consuming a star, but they liken this to the holes being sort of messy eaters — missing their mouths as their gravitational forces stretch the star into heated spirals. This activity causes a flash, which astronomers observed using telescopes.

They were surprised by the fact that the star didn’t seem to be able to co-exist with the black hole so long. This has been a topic of research for researchers over the past ten years, according to Edo Berger, an Harvard Astronomy Professor and coauthor.

Berger stated in a statement that “radio silence” was observed for three years. “And now it’s dramatically lit up to become one of the most radio luminous … ever observed.”

It is possible that after swallowing a cosmic object, delayed light outflows may be occurring more often than we thought.



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