Gamma Ray Flash

June 18, 2011 by USA Post 

Gamma Ray FlashGamma Ray Flash, A monster black hole devouring a star like the Sun, producing a long duration gamma-ray flash “, it probably will not see again in a million years,” he told Reuters on Thursday. Spacecraft NASA’s Swift first observed gamma-ray emission from March through his telescope a sign warning blast. Universe today called flash “the cry of death” of the star is consumed by a black hole.

That cry of death went on for months and still continues today. Gamma-ray bursts and end usually appear within seconds or milliseconds. The star was probably destroyed because he wandered too close to the central black hole in the galaxy, located in the constellation Draco an incredible 4 billion years light away. Astronomers say the incident is particularly unusual because the black hole had been sitting quietly, not eating much, when the star the size of our Sun came into range. “Here you have a black hole sitting idle, not swallowing the matter, and suddenly something starts,” said Joshua Bloom, an associate professor of astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley, in a statement.

Bloom said that this type of event occurs once every 100 million years in a given galaxy.

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