American scientists have successfully simulated the process of “eating” the stars of the cosmic black hole
Recently, Doctor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Enrico Ramirez and his colleagues from the University of California, Santa Cruz managed to simulate the whole process, the process of a black hole destroying a star. The results of the study were published in the February 2014 issue of the Astrophysical Journal.
Thus, by entering the collected astronomical data, a specialized computer can simulate the collision between a star and a cosmic black hole. Contrary to many people’s imagination that the star will “burst” into a black hole, the reality is completely different.
The enormous gravity of black holes causes distortion, completely deforming the star. As a result, half the mass of the star will shoot out, the other half will follow the spiral currents into the black hole.
The process of “eating” stars from the black hole into the computer
At the moment of impact, long luminous curves with various color bands can be observed. According to Dr. Enrico, the size and appearance of the light trail depends on the size of the black hole and the type of star.
With this discovery, the team thinks the study of black holes will turn a new page. The reason is because Only once every 10,000 years can a person witness a collision between a black hole and a star. That is why so far this problem has only been studied theoretically. This model could very well usher in a new era in astronomy.
A collision between a star and a cosmic black hole only happens once every 10,000 years