1,000 TRILLION times brighter than suns: Star ‘squeezed like a toothpaste tube’ by supermassive black hole
A star being “squeezed like a toothpaste tube” by a supermassive black hole has produced a mysteriously brilliant flash that emitted more light than 1,000 TRILLION suns, according to research.
A mysteriously brilliant flash in the sky was caused by a supermassive black hole “squeezing” a distant star like a toothpaste tube, according to research.
When astronomers at the Zwicky Transient Facility in California spotted a flash in February that produced more light than a trillion suns, they were stunned.
A tidal disruption event (TDE), in which a star gets a little too close to a black hole and is ripped apart by its gravitational pull, is now the cause of the light, the research team says.
It is the brightest TDE ever seen from Earth and has been described as one of the most violent events in the cosmos, with temperatures exceeding 30,000°C (54,000°F).
The event, AT2022cmc, was the most distant TDE ever discovered, occurring more than eight billion light-years away, or more than halfway across the universe.
Its data collection could provide new insights into the growth and nutritional needs of supermassive black holes.
A “jetted TDE,” or flash of light, was first seen during a regular all-sky scan and was later determined to be the source of the flash.
After the star was obliterated, a stream of material extending along the spin axis of the black hole was shot out at nearly the speed of light.
The X-ray energy released was absorbed by the dust surrounding the black hole and then re-emitted as infrared radiation, radio waves, and visible light.
Despite being so far away, the jet’s remarkable brightness and orientation toward Earth allowed instruments around the world to capture it in incredible detail.
These included the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and the Liverpool Telescope in Spain.
We have only seen a small number of these jetted TDE’s and they remain highly exotic and poorly understood phenomena,” said Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester, who worked on the research.
After the star was annihilated, a stream of matter extending along the spin axis of the black hole shot out of it at nearly the speed of light. This produced X-rays that were absorbed by the dust surrounding the black hole and then re-emitted as infrared radiation, radio waves and visible light.
A co-author from Liverpool John Moores University, Dr. Daniel Perley, called AT2022cmc a type of TDE that is “extraordinary” and “does not seem to fit any known type of celestial source.
Most explosions are either much faster, much slower, or much bluer than statistics would suggest, he said.
The star is often torn apart by strong gravitational forces, becoming a superheated disk of gas that eventually disappears into the black hole.
But in this case, something happened that ejected matter back into space almost as fast as light.
We compare it to a tube of toothpaste that has been unexpectedly squeezed in the middle, causing the toothpaste to come out of both ends.
The powerful optical, radio, and X-ray emission is then produced as the material interacts with the surrounding atmosphere.
According to co-author and MIT astronomer Dr. Dheeraj Pasham, the study team was able to “capture this event at the very beginning, within a week of the black hole starting to feed on the star.
It was also the first time an optically detectable jetting TDE has been made.
“Until now, the few known jetted TDE’s were originally discovered using high-energy gamma-ray and X-ray observatories,” said Dr. Perley.
When AT2022cmc was first discovered, scientists used the NICER (New Instrument for Compositional Research) X-ray telescope on the International Space Station to study it.
They discovered that the source of the radiation was 100 times more powerful than the most powerful ever identified.
As brilliant as they are, falling stars can only produce so much light, according to Dr. Benjamin Gompertz of the University of Birmingham, who led the research.
“We realized that something really gigantic must be powering AT 2022cmc, since it was so brilliant and lasted so long – a supermassive black hole,” the author said.
His team concluded that the destruction of the star caused a vortex of material to fall into the black hole, causing the intense X-ray activity.
According to Dr. Pasham, it is likely devouring the star at a rate of half the mass of the Sun per year.
The results of the study of AT2022cmc were published today in two journals, Nature and Nature Astronomy.
It has been well over a decade since a TDE has flown, and scientists are still puzzled as to why some TDEs fly and others do not.
The speed at which the star’s material spins around the black hole as it is consumed is thought to have something to do with it, and a particularly fast spin could be driving the brilliant jets.
Astronomers believe they may be able to see more TDEs and find some answers as more powerful telescopes are deployed.
We expect to see many more of these TDEs in the future,” said co-author and MIT professor Dr. Matteo Lucchini.
Then we may finally be able to explain how black holes produce these very powerful jets.
NASA Drops Bombshell; Admits Moon Landings Were Faked
Did you know NASA has finally revealed the truth about the fake moon landings?
Mainstream media barely reported on the astonishing revelations, so most people remain none the wiser about what NASA has admitted in the last 12 months.
The truth of the matter is NASA has all but admitted the landings were fake, and anybody who works in the space industry or has any knowledge about rocket science has quietly accepted that the whole thing was a charade. So why the hell is nobody talking about this?
We literally didn’t go to the moon in 1969 and, to this day, no human being — American, Russian, Chinese or ancient Egyptian — has been past lower earth orbit which is about 1000 miles above sea level.
That’s right, no human being has ever been higher than 1000 miles above sea level… Except for those times we “went to the moon” which is 240,000 miles away. And guess what, we did that in 1969! When a computer with the computing power of a TI-89 graphing calculator was the size of a house. We didn’t even have the technology for VCRs yet. We didn’t even have microwaves.
Fast forward to today, over 50 years later, when an iPhone 12 has more computing power than every single computer on Earth in 1969 COMBINED.
And yet…. NASA claims that we can’t go back to the moon because we have “lost the technology” to go to the moon. Apparently it was “destroyed” but they won’t tell us how or why.
Hmm… Seems legit.
But it gets even worse.
Tired of people asking to analyze the original moon landing tapes, NASA had to admit they had LOST them. Then the story changed and they claimed they had TAPED OVER THE ORIGINAL MOON LANDING TAPES because of budget cuts.
Apparently they have since found the original tapes in a suburban garden shed in Las Vegas. Conveniently for NASA, they weren’t found in a Hollywood basement used by Stanley Kubrick.
Because let’s face it, how likely is it that NASA would actually tape over the original footage of mankind’s greatest achievement? Because of budget cuts, really?
And the fact that the TV broadcast, watched by hundreds of millions, was not sent directly to TV stations but was rather a projection of the broadcast off a wall which was then recorded and sent out, doesn’t sound like NASA are covering their tracks or anything.
Let’s face facts. Everything that was done 50 years ago is a thousand times cheaper and easier to do today. Are we actually expected to believe that we went to the moon in this piece of shit 50 years ago? I’ve seen homeless encampments on Skid Row that have more insulation. I’ve seen Met Gala costumes that look sturdier than that.
It’s all so implausible. Who shot the event from outside the capsule? How is the American flag waving? Why do the shadows look like they are the result of multiple light sources? Why is the letter C visible on one of the rocks? (which happens to look like a prop on a film set)?
And don’t forget about the time NASA astronaut Alan Shepard supposedly sneaked a golf club and some balls onto Apollo 14 and played golf on the moon. Hold on, how do you sneak a golf club onto a space craft when every cubic inch and ounce is accounted for?
He sneaked it up his ass, obviously.
Really, let’s think about this rationally. In 1969 we sent a tiny homeless tent covered in aluminum foil 250,000 miles away to a precise location, when even being 1/10000 of an inch off in any part of the launch would have caused the ship to miss the moon by thousands of miles…. And yet, we landed it, we played golf… And now we can’t even get humans past 1000 miles above sea level.
Perhaps the final word should go to Buzz Aldrin. According to Buzz, we didn’t go to the moon at all! But he didn’t stop there. Listen to what he says about the hundreds of millions of people around the world who were affected by the moon landing. It’s call mass formation psychosis. The elite have been using this technique to brainwash the masses since 1969.
(Article by Baxter Dmitry republished from NewsPunch.com)
UFO in the form of a black cube was filmed over Texas
A video of a strange black object that appears to be a cube was filmed this week on Tuesday at an unspecified location in Texas, USA.
According to the unnamed author of the video, he and his wife looked up at the sky as a military plane that looked like an F-111 bomber flew west to east right over their house.
They regarded this incident as very unusual, since military aircraft had previously very rarely appeared in their area.
But they were even more confused when, literally “seconds later” after the bomber’s passage, a dark object appeared in the sky.
At first it seemed to them spherical, but then they considered that it was more like a cube. It is also possible that the object has changed its shape.
In the video, a man can be heard saying, “It’s so weird. A military plane flies by, and then THIS appears, whatever it is,” to which his wife replies, “I have no idea what it is.”
It is indicated that the man sent the video he shot to the UFO site MUFON. The eyewitness also admitted that the strange object could be something mundane, such as a baby balloon, but he thinks that this “air anomaly” emits some kind of glow, which is clearly not related to the properties of balloons.
In his opinion, this “glow” may be associated with the propulsion system of the aircraft.
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