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NASA space telescope captures black holes ‘burping’ after eating up stars

NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope has captured the method by which radiation is expelled through black holes. This may be the process that will describe how galaxies are formed.

Sep 23, 2016 01:15 AM EDT

A black hole in the milky way.
Photograph of a black hole in the milky way. Dated 2014. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
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NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope (WISE) has captured the method by which radiation is expelled through black holes. This may be the process that will describe how galaxies are formed.

The gravity of a super massive black hole is so powerful that not even light can escape it. Black holes do not consume all contents when an object is absorbed; instead it produces an immense 'belch' of powerful radiation. According to RT a blinding bright whip of energy knows as a tidal disruption flare wipes out everything in its path.

Astronomers have figured that there is a cosmic dust further away from the black hole but also close enough to take in some of the radiation projected. As mentioned in Nature World News Sjoert van Velzen from John Hopkins University stated that "This is the first time we have clearly seen the infrared light echoes from multiple tidal disruption events." When a star is swallowed by a super massive black hole the stellar material is compressed and stretched. Astronomers call it the "stellar tidal disruption" or the cosmic "burping" due to intense radiation. There are high energy radiation in flares X-ray and Ultraviolet light.

The Flares destroy dust that is out and around a black hole, but if the radiation is not intense then dust can survive at a further distance from the black hole. Scientists have discovered the dead zone around the super massive black holes and Van Velzen stated that "The black hole has destroyed everything between itself and this dust shell. It's as though the black hole has cleaned its room by throwing flames." It is believed that these belches create new stars thus forming the shape of the galaxy. The (WISE) telescope has clearly captured Black Holes burping after eating up stars. The process may become even clearer because the distance can be estimated and the echo can be mapped. 

 

 

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