Home » Black hole breakthrough: NASA captures its first-ever black hole tearing a star to shreds

Black hole breakthrough: NASA captures its first-ever black hole tearing a star to shreds

by Alien UFO Sightings
0 comment

The violent black hole was spotted by NASA’s planet-hunting TESS space probe and confirmed by ground-based observatories. Astronomers were alerted to the event when a star monitored by TESS unexpectedly grew brighter. The event, known as a tidal disruption, causes black holes to consume entire stars or stretch them out like spaghetti dough. Stars fall prey to these destructive tidal disruptions when they venture too close to a black hole.

In this particular case, the event was dubbed ASASSN-19bt after the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae.

ASAS-SN is a global network of 20 robotic telescope observatories with headquarters at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

The telescope network, together with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and observatories in Chile validated TESS’ discovery.

Dr Thomas Holoien, from the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, said: “TESS data let us see exactly when this destructive event, named ASASSN-19bt, started to get brighter, which we’ve never been able to do before.

“Because we identified the tidal disruption quickly with the ground-based All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), we were able to trigger multiwavelength follow-up observations in the first few days.

“The early data will be incredibly helpful for modelling the physics of these outbursts.”

Dr Holoien and his team found the tidal disruption caused the star’s temperatures to drop from 71,500F to just 35,500F degrees (40,000 to 20,000 degrees Celsius).

Events like this are incredibly rare and only occur once every 10,000 to 100,000 years in a galaxy like the Milky Way.

Supernova eruptions, by comparison, are much more frequent at one every 100 years or so.

To date, astronomers have only observed about 40 tidal disruptions.

NASA’s TESS or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) watches swathes of the night sky to detect stars briefly dipping in brightness.

The dips are caused by planets passing in front of stars and is NASA’s main way of discovering exoplanets in distant solar systems.

But for the first time in TESS’ mission, the space telescope observed the opposite of that.

The discovery was published on September 27 in The Astrophysical Journal.

Patrick Vallely, the study’s co-author from Ohio State University, said: “The early TESS data allow us to see light very close to the black hole, much closer than we’ve been able to see before.

“They also show us that ASSASN-19bt’s rise in brightness was very smooth, which helps us tell that the event was a tidal disruption and not another type of outburst, like from the centre of a galaxy of a supernova.”

Source nytimespost.com

Do you believe in alien life and/or UFOs? Follow us on FACEBOOK, TWITTERINSTAGRAM! 

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Xrp
  • Bitcoin cash
  • Bitcoin sv
  • Litecoin
  • Tether
  • Binance coin
  • Tezos
  • Cardano
  • Dash
  • Monero
  • Stellar
  • Ethereum classic
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to bc1qplharv5kz9u04fazvfcwg55zpzx3hk2se7uj64

Donate Bitcoin to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x5C1fbd512386420156aBF7C38Fa80e402DE42e96

Donate Ethereum to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Xrp to r4dXn7DVK1V9AM99jqNdecZG5Mh4hXsnSk

Donate Xrp to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Xrp

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Bitcoin cash to qrha85n6253vpcyew0yn9fgj38j6asgdkc0caed3cm

Donate Bitcoin cash to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin cash

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Bitcoin sv to 1LNrCdVkHwi2Xrf5br9YUF63ACW5uUg19R

Donate Bitcoin sv to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin sv

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Litecoin to LfVdNCJtm4qRLiQZkC2RXhJpCemaR83JvL

Donate Litecoin to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Litecoin

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Tether to 0x5C1fbd512386420156aBF7C38Fa80e402DE42e96

Donate Tether to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Binance coin to bnb1qv88k2ln6wgsvh2k58uramg642j6zrhs864znz

Donate Binance coin to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Binance coin

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Tezos to tz1bjRzegVEDPTNjXGPCrTDcpbWr44puKFgZ

Donate Tezos to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tezos

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Cardano to Ae2tdPwUPEZBpBkPdrULnszfNYCwocSH7maBFJHwpW3WeReVWE5rY9e4tkk

Donate Cardano to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Cardano

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Dash to XgQjywvEGtAjpKTqNUwG7Yi2e6ZVebggqW

Donate Dash to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Dash

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Monero to 46PbxkRRNFxXcW9S5T9BJm4xHDvwKUTqRT2Lcmc6JeVHYuZa6TT5NhPN7bMyxwLxaFazGYB1qyFbUGhVT9Ty8wfpMNCwuQD

Donate Monero to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Monero

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Stellar to GAIENC3BCJQMFNWQSYWOUNYPWXWZHWY4XDLHRKO6VMCLFBVROZSVXBKB

Donate Stellar to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Stellar

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Ethereum classic to 0x98257f4D233c42f2e0b30cECF0a8e4700D51CB51

Donate Ethereum classic to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum classic

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings

CRYPTO CARD WITH UP TO 5% CASH 💰 BACK

PLUS, $50 FREE WHEN YOU STAKE 50 MCO COINS AND (DEPENDING ON THE CARD) FREE SPOTIFY, NETFLIX AND AMAZON PRIME EVERY MONTH!!

Join our list

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Black hole breakthrough: NASA captures its first-ever black hole tearing a star to shreds

 
Share
%d bloggers like this: