Showing posts with label Burnt Out Stars. Show all posts
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November 29, 2015

Caught in the Act: ‘Black hole Swallows Star'


                                                                         


An illustration shows a star torn up by a black hole’s strong gravity. The black hole is launching a powerful jet of matter into space. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Swift
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Astronomers have caught black holes in the act of murdering stars before. But a study published Thursday in Science claims to have caught a step in the crime that has remained elusive until now.

In addition to catching evidence of the star's destruction -- an inevitable death caused by the massive, inescapable gravitational pull of a dense supermassive black hole -- the scientists saw a hot flare of matter escape from the scene of the crime.
You can basically think of it as a hot plasma burp.

 This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart. In these events, called “tidal disruptions,” some of the stellar debris is flung outward at high speed while the rest falls toward the black hole. This causes a distinct X-ray flare that can last for a few years. NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer, and ESA/NASA’s XMM-Newton collected different pieces of this astronomical puzzle in a tidal disruption event called ASASSN-14li, which was found in an optical search by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) in November 2014. The event occurred near a supermassive black hole estimated to weigh a few million times the mass of the sun in the center of PGC 043234, a galaxy that lies about 290 million light-years away. Astronomers hope to find more events like ASASSN-14li to test theoretical models about how black holes affect their environments.During the tidal disruption event, filaments containing much of the star's mass fall toward the black hole. Eventually these gaseous filaments merge into a smooth, hot disk glowing brightly in X-rays. As the disk forms, its central region heats up tremendously, which drives a flow of material, called a wind, away from the disk.  
The researchers say this is the first time anyone has successfully picked up the radio signal produced by this jet of escaping matter. These black hole jets have been seen before, but they’ve never been directly linked to a star being torn apart — and the phenomenon remains pretty mysterious.  
"These events are extremely rare," study author Sjoert van Velzen, a Hubble fellow at Johns Hopkins University, said in a statement. “It’s the first time we see everything from the stellar destruction followed by the launch of a conical outflow, also called a jet, and we watched it unfold over several months."
The deceased star was quite similar to our own, but sat a staggering 300 million light years away. It was done in by the type of supermassive black hole thought to sit in the center of most galaxies -- including our own.
Ohio State University scientists were the first to catch the murder in progress using an optical telescope, which they announced online in 2014. Along with researchers from the University of Oxford, van Velzen used different telescopes to gather optical, radio, and X-ray signals from the event as it unfolded. The researchers hope that they'll be able to catch more black hole burps in progress, so they can figure out the exact mechanism behind the purge.
We still have a lot to learn about black holes. Luckily, NASA has dubbed Nov. 27 “Black Hole Friday" -- so you can read up on all the latest black hole findings with just a few clicks.

May 24, 2014

Barbara Streisand Find Gay Sex Distasteful, Many Find her Distasteful




Barbra Streisand finds Gay Sex Distasteful - The Normal Heart's Larry Kramer Says Star Homophobic and Cheap?
Does gay icon Barbra Streisand believe gay sex is “distasteful?” In a recent interview with the NY Times. Playwright, Larry Kramer, alleges that the legendary singer may be homophobic or at the very least, hypocritical.
Larry first began working with Barbra when he tried to turn his 1986 Broadway play, The Normal Heart, into a film. The play focuses on the HIV-AIDS crisis of the 80s. Barbra eventually bought the rights to the play and worked with Larry to raise funding for the film version.
However, when Larry suggested an intimate love scene between two men, he says Barbra was turned off by the idea.
“I said, ‘I really think it’s important that after eons of watching men and women make love in the movies, it’s time to see two men do so,’” Kramer told the NY Times. “I bought her a book of very beautiful art pictures of two men making love, and she found it very distasteful.”
But no one calls out Baba, who also happens to have a gay son. “The Way We Were” singer was quick to respond to Larry’s comments.
“Larry was at the forefront of this battle and, God love him, he’s still fighting. But there’s no need to fight me by misrepresenting my feelings. As a filmmaker, I have always looked for new and exciting ways to do love scenes, whether they’re about heterosexuals or homosexuals. It’s a matter of taste, not gender,” she told the NY Times.
She also added that her intention was “to promote the idea of everyone’s right to love. Gay or straight.” “I was trying to reach a large audience, and I wanted them to root for these two men to get married.
Unfortunately, Larry and Barbra were unable to raise the money needed to make the film. He even admitted that he demanded a lot of money and Barbra was not willing to use her own money.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy now owns the rights to the play and The Normal Heart will premier on HBO on May 25. He even used his own money “which shows how much he wanted to do this, and how tacky it sort of is that Barbra never would think of something like that,” Larry said taking another dig at Babs.
Do you believe Barbra Streisand is homophobic or is Larry Kramer just bitter he couldn’t get his film made earlier? Join the conversation and leave a comment.
Photo Credit: FameFlynet 

Barbara Streisand Offended by Gay Love Making Scene at Cannes{ WHAT! }


By the sound of it this crazy bitch has never seen a gay love making scene no where on Broadway or hOLLywood. But the key words here are gay sex! How many love scenes has she made? My computer does not count that far. But as far as Im concern The bitch is dead! Finally comes out with what many suspected. She wanted the gay audience because it gave her avant garde, money, exposure. Guess she doesn’t need it anymore. Sorry Streisy followers, be ready for disappointments when you put all your eggs in one stupid hen. Thats what religious people have done and now they got no place to but mythic places.(Adam Gonzalez)
Barbra Streisand and Larry KramerThe Normal Heart playwright Larry Kramer claims that Barbra Streisand found gay love scenes to be "distasteful" in his recent New York Times interview.Credit: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage.com; Bobby Bank/FilmMagic
Could one of the world's biggest gay icons actually oppose the idea of showing a gay sex scene in a film? That's what The Normal Heart playwright Larry Kramer claimed of Barbra Streisand in his recent New York Times interview. The 78-year-old, who has been working hard to get his Tony Award-winning work onscreen after several successful runs both on and off Broadway, attacked stage and screen legend Streisand in his new interview after the diva held the rights to The Normal Heart for years and failed to make it into a film. 
 Kramer claimed that Streisand's biggest problem was with showing a love scene between two men.
“I said, ‘I really think it’s important that after eons of watching men and women make love in the movies, it’s time to see two men do so,’” Kramer recalled. “I bought her a book of very beautiful art pictures of two men making love, and she found it very distasteful.”

Babs quickly replied to the Times' request for comment, saying her intention for the movie was “to promote the idea of everyone’s right to love. Gay or straight!”
“Larry was at the forefront of this battle and, God love him, he’s still fighting,” Streisand continued. “But there’s no need to fight me by misrepresenting my feelings. As a filmmaker, I have always looked for new and exciting ways to do love scenes, whether they’re about heterosexuals or homosexuals. It’s a matter of taste, not gender.”

She also touched on the gay couple at the center of the story, which is loosely based off Kramer's own life. “I was trying to reach a large audience, and I wanted them to root for these two men to get married,” Streisand said. 
Ultimately, it came down to Kramer's demand for what he admitted was "a lot of money," which Streisand said she couldn't raise herself. Glee creator and director of the new HBO film Ryan Murphy used his own money to buy the rights, “which shows how much he wanted to do this, and how tacky it sort of is that Barbra never would think of something like that,” Kramer continued.
 The Normal Heart, starring Mark RuffaloMatt BomerJulia Roberts, and Jim Parsons, airs Sunday, May 25 on HBO at 9 p.m. ET


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