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Gamma-ray flash came from star being eaten by massive black hole

By abe10tiger
Jun 17, 2011
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  1. Science News
    A bright flash of gamma rays observed March 28 by the Swift satellite may have been the death rattle of a star falling into a massive black hole and being ripped apart, according to a team of astronomers led by the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Images from Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical (white, purple) and X-ray telescopes (yellow and red) were combined in this view of the gamma-ray flare, catalogued as GRB 110328A. The blast was detected only in X-rays, which were collected over a 3.4-hour period on March 28, 2011. (Credit: NASA/Swift/Stefan Immler)

    Aw... poor star.. :(

    Source:Science Daily
     
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    Don't worry Abe...at least he went out in a blaze of glory. :)
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,678   +85

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    A more appropriate representation of what may be happening out there. ;)
     
  4. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10

    LOL yah. :haha:

    A much better one if I may say.:D
     

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