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What Would Happen If You Fell into a Black Hole?

Falling into a black hole would be a rough ride, but there would be some major upshots.

from Houston Chronicle

NASA telescope catches black hole's rare light show

Scientists say: The discovery of a SuperMassive BLACK HOLE from The"Early" Cosmos is set to rewrite Physics..!! | Image By: NuSTAR (NASA Telescope)


Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The results appear in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science.

from National Geographic News

Black Hole Caught Eating a Star, Gamma-Ray Flash Hints

Image: A star being distorted by its close passage to a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy


As a star approaches a supermassive black hole, it is ripped apart by gravitational forces (artist's impression).


At the centre of every large galaxy lives a giant black hole that swallows gas or dust clouds that stray too close. As matter spirals inwards, it is compressed into an accretion disk. By the time it falls into the black hole, the matter is so hot that much of its mass is converted to energy, which emerges as heat, light and jets of high-energy particles.!/image/Quasar.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/Quasar.jpg


A team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope found an unambiguous link between the presence of supermassive black holes that power high-speed, radio-signal-emitting jets and the merger history of their host galaxies. Almost all galaxies with the jets were found to be merging with another galaxy, or to have done so recently

from Abduzeedo

Outer Space Inspiration

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes.