Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Galaxy Blows Up - maybe Larry Niven is right

Artist's rendering of a galaxy's supermassive black hole blowing up, at the rate of one exploding star per second for one million years.

Click here for the sordid details on this recent astronomical observation.

Sell your General Products stock, today, heh.

6 comments:

Jérôme CHAUVET said...

Sad story. I didn't know so many galaxies die universewide. I'm shocked by the news.

In case help is needed, e.g. for cleansing around stardusts or to put planets into order, I can give a hand (or even two).

Just call me :)

Steven Colyer said...

Only one galaxy we now know has died, and isn't THAT amazing?

Astronomy rocks on, bro. Utterly awesome. We live in wonderful times.

Jérôme CHAUVET said...

Only one?!I thought more had been observed so far.

What if the Milky Way bursts out tomorrow? The whole process takes time, one man's life isn't enough to live it from start to end, yes?

Steven Colyer said...

Of course we wouldn't know about it for 20,000 years and change.

Yup, there probably are more. Once humanity finds an aberration somewhere, we look for more and sure enough, we find them.

We are the ever-curious hairless primates, are we not?

Jérôme CHAUVET said...

I'm not that hairless... But curious, yes I sure am :)

Steven Colyer said...

I accidentally deleted a comment. My profound apologies to whomever had that misfortune, and pls re-post if you can, thanks and sorry.