HTF Astronomy Geeks Unite: Black Hole Rips Star Apart

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Michael Martin, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Michael Martin

    Michael Martin Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2000
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    0
    A very cool story on CNN.com about scientists observing a black hole "eating" a star:

    Black Hole Story

    Too bad they don't have images - would have to be an amazing sight.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    16,738
    Likes Received:
    129
    I was reading about this yesterday on the AP wire at work.

    It's stuff like this that kind of puts everything in perspective.
     
  3. Raasean Asaad

    Raasean Asaad Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2002
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would loved to have seen that in real-time
     
  4. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,709
    Likes Received:
    173


    Seeing it in real time might mean being too close to the event for comfort....
     
  5. Jeff Perry

    Jeff Perry Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2003
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, I think I have two of them living in my fish tank...
     
  6. Raasean Asaad

    Raasean Asaad Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2002
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    0


    Well I was thinking of some sort of Telescopic device, having see both Event Horizon and The Black Hole means I really don't want to be that close [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 1997
    Messages:
    6,788
    Likes Received:
    0
    And I think "Real Time" would have occurred over a very -long- period of time (like longer then your lifetime) rather then one really quick event, if I read the follow up stories correct.
     
  8. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2000
    Messages:
    3,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH Black Hole
    Like the middle of a big sparkly donut

    DDDDDDDOOOOOHHHHHH!!!!
    Before being sucked in
     

Share This Page