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Date: 02/14/09 12:00 PM

40 Responses to Videos of Black Holes Destroying Stars

  1. Profile photo of Nic_Gaybot
    Nic_Gaybot Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    Link: Videos of Black Holes Destroying Stars - Ever wondered what a black hole eating a star would look like?
  2. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    wow... black holes are quite mysterious...
  3. Profile photo of RandomEgg
    RandomEgg Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    "Black holes are where God divided by zero"
    lol, nerd jokes <3
  4. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Mace! xD

    Yaaaaay nerd jokes indeed.

    So.. is the panic from the LHC just over or something? I don`t hear about it anymore.

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    JJRed88 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    Me likey!
  6. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    :O neato!
  7. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    O noezs, them poor stars got stretched out. =P
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    Thanks for reminding me opie.

    OMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!! THE LHC IS GOING TO ACTIVATE!!! RUUUUUUUN!

  9. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    "So.. is the panic from the LHC just over or something? I don`t hear about it anymore."

    I guess people who are stupid enough to buy in to the idea of the LHC devouring the world have equally impressive memory spans :P

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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    that black hole really should practice self restraint...its gonna get fat.
  11. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    "I guess people who are stupid enough to buy in to the idea of the LHC devouring the world have equally impressive memory spans :P"

    i love you. marry me?

  12. Profile photo of _kiersten_
    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    hm, that was really awesome to watch. and i loved how the video was made 0.0
  13. Profile photo of mistamoni
    mistamoni Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    how did they get that footage? I`m guessing it was computer made....?
  14. Profile photo of Vhreio
    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    That`s Sam Neil narrating the first one. He narrated a series of short 10 minute TV programmes about cool space phenomena.
  15. Profile photo of Morteyur
    Morteyur Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    That reminds me so much of Doctor who when they are on the devils island in space.

    This one just eats.

    I love it. Ahh Black holes. always fun times.

    And why do i always think of Event Horizon when i hear Sam neil. Without eyes. and trying to kill Morpheus...Wheres neo when ya need him hmm?

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    Monsdurr Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    mistamoni

    no poo

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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    yeah, well, if that were real, ummm, how come the camera man or robot didnt ummmm, get sucked in. hmmm?
  18. Profile photo of troytrooper
    troytrooper Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    Well gee ScottSerious if only reading the article right above the video could answer it...wait...it can and does! It says it`s a 3d animation! Not an actual recording.
  19. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    It`s a animation you tard.
  20. Profile photo of smartbomb314
    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 5:39 pm
    would have been better with dramatic opera music....
  21. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    meh. i hate cg animated science. how do you know that`s what really happens. they could be making this poo up
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    silversoul46 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    I agree with bananajojo
  23. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    It`s not being made up because the physics models that the animations are derived from are pretty well known.

    The black hole has an accretion disk, which many celestial objects have and have been observed, so the physics concerning that are set. And the other physical model is dealing with the jet, and we can base those models off of quasar and blazar jets which are also frequently observed. Of course, the latter two objects have active black holes at the center and hence why they have such powerful jets, but nonetheless.

    The physics is pretty messy, and even today you need a huge machine to complete the calculations, but the animations are of good physical soundness and are pretty accurate in their description.

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    icykitten Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    "yeah, well, if that were real, ummm, how come the camera man or robot didnt ummmm, get sucked in. hmmm?"
    EPIC FAIL
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    ESQUEIRO Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    leave it to simple-minded people to cry and whine about it being wrong.
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    wildde Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    if they were making this up they would have been put to death(finacialy) and cast out into the horible place called high school, were they spend eterinity teaching science to idiots.
  27. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    February 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    wow that`s so crazy!
  28. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    ... The LHC broke down and won`t be ready again until Sept.

    Arguments over the LHC only got media attention about 3 or 4 months before it was turned on. I expect the media won`t be interested again until late July.

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    YLE Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 1:15 am
    crazy
  30. Profile photo of Dejack
    Dejack Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 1:57 am
    well said Dakkar ^^
    (neat animation, btw)
  31. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 5:45 am
    Thats so awesome!
  32. Profile photo of tannerb924
    tannerb924 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 6:41 am
    the whole shaky camera thing makes it seem so dramatic
  33. Profile photo of SarahJ86
    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 7:59 am
    Amazing! Astronomy is just the most interesting thing!

    I wish I had bothered to finish my GCSE science coursework.. could have been a full on physics geek by now and lived my life happily!

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    dance4life Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 9:13 am
    "yeah, well, if that were real, ummm, how come the camera man or robot didnt ummmm, get sucked in. hmmm?"
    you were joking right? i mean, that had to be a joke... right? there`s no way you are that clueless.... God, i hope you are joking...
  35. Profile photo of astridhaze
    astridhaze Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 11:11 am
    That was pretty awesome.
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    kissmedeadly Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 11:50 am
    That is easily one of the coolest, most frightening, and most beautiful things I have ever seen.
  37. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    astronamy sucks its only cool after the hours of boredom arithmatic and observationless observation. Cool vids though would love to walk into a black hole and take a look around maby buy a t-shirt
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    oh on other news the LHC wont be starting till next november decemberish :(. We were about to discover a new dimension and those scientists decide to postpone because they want more cup holders installed >:|
  39. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2009 at 3:36 am
    OM NOM NOM NOM!
  40. Profile photo of Nibiski
    Nibiski Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Can`t wait till we all die like this in 2012.

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