Videos of Black Holes Destroying Stars

Submitted by: Nic_Gaybot 8 years ago in Science
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/22635

Ever wondered what a black hole eating a star would look like?
There are 40 comments:
Male 3
Can`t wait till we all die like this in 2012.
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Male 707
OM NOM NOM NOM!
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Male 2,388
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 >:|
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Male 2,388
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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Female 11
That is easily one of the coolest, most frightening, and most beautiful things I have ever seen.
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Female 738
That was pretty awesome.
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Female 209
"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...
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Female 495
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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Male 488
the whole shaky camera thing makes it seem so dramatic
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Female 1,653
Thats so awesome!
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Male 29
well said Dakkar ^^
(neat animation, btw)
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Female 961
crazy
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Male 4,546
... 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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Female 1,063
wow that`s so crazy!
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Male 163
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.
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Male 134
leave it to simple-minded people to cry and whine about it being wrong.
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Male 103
"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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Male 1,254
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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Female 189
I agree with bananajojo
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Female 1,401
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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Male 1,220
would have been better with dramatic opera music....
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Male 1,136
It`s a animation you tard.
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Male 115
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.
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Male 5,314
yeah, well, if that were real, ummm, how come the camera man or robot didnt ummmm, get sucked in. hmmm?
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Male 741
mistamoni

no poo

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Male 155
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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Male 506
That`s Sam Neil narrating the first one. He narrated a series of short 10 minute TV programmes about cool space phenomena.
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Male 138
how did they get that footage? I`m guessing it was computer made....?
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Female 1,682
hm, that was really awesome to watch. and i loved how the video was made 0.0
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Male 4,793
"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?

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Male 4,793
that black hole really should practice self restraint...its gonna get fat.
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Male 439
"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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Male 907
Thanks for reminding me opie.

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

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Male 701
O noezs, them poor stars got stretched out. =P
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Male 906
:O neato!
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Male 163
Me likey!
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Female 15,763
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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Male 307
"Black holes are where God divided by zero"
lol, nerd jokes <3
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Male 904
wow... black holes are quite mysterious...
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Female 230
Link: Videos of Black Holes Destroying Stars [Rate Link] - Ever wondered what a black hole eating a star would look like?
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