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A Screaming Star: Swift J1644+57

Have you ever heard a star scream?

Neither have scientists, but they have come close. 3.9 billion light-years away, there is a star getting ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. Every 200 or so seconds, this star releases bursts of light that scientists liken to cries of torment as it nears the end of its life.

As a star approaches a black hole, the outer layers of the star are stripped away and the star is ‘spaghettified’. The stripped material begins to orbit the black hole and forms a region known as the accretion disk. The material continues to spiral into the black hole in the same way water is drained from the sink. Just as water closer to the drain ‘orbits’ faster, so does the material in the accretion disk orbit faster as it gets closer to spinning into the black hole. The only difference is that this material orbits so quickly, it is super heated and, as a result, some of it is ejected back into space in two massive jets.

Death Cries of a Dying Star:

So, if you could hear the stars last calls for help, what would it sound like? When this particular frequency is converted to sound, it would make an ultra-low D-sharp. This isn’t a unique situation either, similar pulses have been seen from matter as it is gobbled up by both large and small black holes. Rubens Reis, one of the project leaders, says, “This is telling us that the same physical phenomenon we observe in stellar mass black holes is also observed in black holes a million times the mass of the sun, and also for black holes that were previously asleep (not consuming matter). It speaks to the invariant nature of physics, which I think is very beautiful.”

References, sources, and further reading can be found here: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/a-screaming-star-swift-j164457/

So, my physics teacher was talking about black holes in class today and he drew this as an example of what would happen if a person got sucked into a black hole and apparently yoU WOULD TURN IN TO SPAGHETTI

SPAGHETTIFYING IS A THING

WHAT

anonymous asked:

grey

Grey: 2 facts about my favourite things.

My most favourite thing in the universe is black holes. (haha get it in the universe)
1. If you are about to enter the event horizon of a black hole (which is small) feet first you’ll get spaghettified. Not only that but you’ll get stretched as well! And chopped into pieces and those pieces into smaller pieces until you are just atoms getting closer and closer to the event horizon.
2. There are white holes! We have not discovered one yet but it is believed that they throw out stuff instead out sucking them in like the black hole. They are pretty much the opposite of black holes.

I love space and time and spacetime and just the universe, ahhhh.

dergun replied to your post: “dergun replied to your post: “talk to me about SPACE”: black holes are…”:

BUT DUDE YOU’LL BE SPAGHETTIFIED TO DEATH - but there’s a theory that if you were to cross the event horizon of a really super massive black hole that was spinning, you might be able to survive. It’s still super scary though

I VOLUNTEER AS A TEST SUBJECT THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN IS I DIE THEN I GET TO BE A SPACE GHOST

If you ever get stressed out

Remember that in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years the super massive black hole at the center of the milky way will spaghettify our entire solar system. So, in the long run, nothing really matters.