Doc Loco Posted June 18, 2011 Share Posted June 18, 2011 (edited) Look for DNA Mutations and mutant behavior on the rise due to direct Gamma Particle Bombardment ~ a once in a million year phenomenon. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers think they have solved the mystery of an extraordinary flash spied in a faraway galaxy, saying it came from a massive black hole that devoured a star after it wandered too close. The awesome energy released by the feeding frenzy was first detected by NASA's Swift satellite on March 28 and was later confirmed by a fleet of space and ground telescopes. Some scientists initially thought the bright flash was a gamma-ray burst from a star collapsing, but flaring from such an event typically lasts only a few hours. Instead of fading, the cosmic outburst continued to burn bright and emit high-energy radiation that could be observed even today. Two separate teams pored through data and concluded that an unsuspecting star the size of our sun likely got sucked in by the powerful tug of a giant black hole. Until then, the black hole had been relatively inactive. The findings were published online Thursday in the journal Science. As the black hole gobbled up the star, it streamed a beam of energy straight at Earth that was recorded by telescopes. The stellar feast occurred in the heart of a galaxy 3.8 billion light years from Earth. A light year is about 6 trillion miles. "This was clearly different than anything we've ever seen before," said one of the team leaders, Joshua Bloom, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley who classified the event as extremely rare. Black holes are swirling, super-dense cores of galaxies that vacuum up nearly everything in sight. How they grow so huge remains a mystery. Scientists think the latest observation could help them better understand how galaxies form. Could what happened in the distant galaxy occur in our Milky Way? In theory yes, say scientists, but the chances are low. "It's not something worth losing sleep over," said researcher Andrew Levan of University of Warwick in England, who led the other team. ———-------------------------------------------------------------------- Toronto Sun 6/17/11 A NASA artist's concept of a black hole (HO) WASHINGTON - A monster black hole shredded a Sun-like star, producing a strangely long-lasting flash of gamma rays that probably won’t be seen again in a million years, astronomers reported Thursday. That is definitely not the norm for gamma ray bursts, energetic blasts that typically flare up and end in a matter of seconds or milliseconds, often the sign of the death throes of a collapsing star. “This is truly different from any explosive event we have seen before,” said Joshua Bloom of the University of California-Berkeley, a co-author of research on the blast published in the journal Science. Initially spied on March 28 by NASA’s Swift spacecraft, which is trolling the universe for gamma ray bursts, this particular flash has lasted more than two months and is still going on, Bloom said in a telephone interview. What makes this even stranger is that the black hole, located in the constellation Draco (The Dragon) about 4 billion light years, or 24 sextillion miles — 24 followed by 21 zeroes — from Earth, was sitting quietly, not eating much, when a star about the mass of our Sun moved into range. “We have this otherwise dormant black hole, not gobbling up an appreciable amount of mass, and along comes this star which just happens to be on some orbit which puts it close to the black hole,” Bloom said. FEEDING FRENZY “This was a black hole which was otherwise quiescent and it sort of has an impulsive feeding frenzy on this one star,” he said. Bloom figures this may happen once per black hole per million years. This kind of behavior is different from what active black holes generally do, which is to suck in everything their vast gravity can pull in, even light. Most galaxies, including our Milky Way, are thought to harbor black holes in their hearts. Black holes are invisible, but astronomers can infer their existence because the material they pull in lights up before it gets sucked in. In this case, though, the black hole feasted on one star — about the same mass as our Sun — with such relish that it tore the star apart before gulping it down. As it did so, the black hole emitted powerful gamma ray jets from its center as bits of the dying star were turned into energy. The black hole’s gravitational pull was so great that it exerted what’s called a tidal disruption on the passing star. Astronomers could use this observation to help them learn more about how black holes grow, Bloom said. “We still don’t understand how black holes and the universe grow,” he said. “We think most black holes start off as being no more than the mass of our Sun ... How they go from 10 solar masses to a billion solar masses is critical.” There is a strong connection between the mass of black holes and the mass of the galaxies that host them, with black holes feeding on gas and stars that come near. Mass genetic mutations of planetery Lifeforms is imminent...especially Australia! Evolution precedes...Evolution procedes... Link: Eaten By a Black Hole clikkittt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUs1SHqYuIg&feature=related Or is it: Imaging old galaxies at the extents of the visible universe(12.8 billion light years away) does not suggest primordial galaxies it suggests the idea of seeing galaxies as they were in the past is possibly incorrect. Light is a wave spectrum until observed. When the source of the light is observed the wave collapses and instantly transfers the information of what it looks like in the now via quantum entanglement. The light never even travels. The electrons pop into existence right when viewing the source...quantum physics for everyday life. Are we seeing the "Nervous System" functioning for a 'Living Universe' in this phenomenon? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okyynBaSOtA&feature=related Most all gamma radiation bursts recorded in the past were events measured in mere minutes. There is a significant difference with this event. It is an ongoing & continuous event actively streaming the gamma radiation burst reportedly 'aimed at Earth' since it's discovery on March 28, 2011. No one knows when this event will end... Science has a unique opportunity to study this phenomenon with the GLAST satellite and earthbound installations. NASA should be fully funded again. The Frontier Is Everywhere... 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