New Black Hole Detected in Milky Way --One of Unknown Thousands in Our Galaxy?
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October 06, 2012

New Black Hole Detected in Milky Way --One of Unknown Thousands in Our Galaxy?

 

            

 

On September 16, 2012, NASA’s Swift satellite caught an x-ray outburst, believed to have come a massive cloud of gas plunging toward a previously unknown black hole. This new black hole in our Milky Way galaxy has been designated as Swift J1745-26 by astronomers.

Black holes such as this one are thought to be common in our galaxy, but we don’t see very many of them. This is the first one discovered by the Swift satellite. This black hole has a sun-like companion star. Gas flowing from the companion collects into a disk around the black hole. Normally, this gas would steadily spiral inward. But in this system, the gas collects for decades before suddenly surging inward, causing the x-ray outburst detected by Swift.

Often when astronomers speak of black holes, they are speaking of supermassive objects thought to be located at the center of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way. Supermassive black holes may have the mass of a billion suns. But stellar-mass black holes are very different, much less massive, formed from individual stars.

The first stellar-mass black hole candidate was Cygnus X-1, which, not coincidentally, is one of the strongest X-ray sources seen from Earth. Cyg X-1 is now estimated to have a mass about 14.8 times the mass of our sun.

Today, by understanding how stars evolve and by estimating how many stars have enough mass to evolve into black holes, astronomers deduce that our galaxy has some 100 million stellar-mass black holes. We don’t see these objects, but astronomers believe they exist.*Astronomers do now study about a dozen stellar-mass black hole candidates in our Milky Way, including Cygnus X-1 and now Swift J1745-26. The nearest one is about 1,600 light-years from Earth, according to hubblesite.org.

There are about 200 globular clusters in the Milky Way that may have already spawned intermediate-sized black holes, which means that hundreds of them would be wandering invisibly around the Milky Way. These could be engulfing the nebulae, stars and planets that are unfortunate enough to cross their paths, but apparently this poses no imminent danger to Earth -- or at least not as far as anyone knows at this point in time.

“These rogue black holes are extremely unlikely to do any damage to us in the lifetime of the universe,” Holley-Bockelmann stresses. “Their danger zone, the Schwarzschild radius, is really tiny, only a few hundred kilometers. There are far more dangerous things in our neighborhood!”

The Daily Galaxy via www.nasa.gov/swift

Comments

Not only a black hole but heading to another bigger black hole. Well, we finally see what solves the mystery of how black holes get so big; they conglomerations. These strongly electromag bodies absorb other electromag bodies. As for the gas, will it be taken in or held off in drops as scientists at IOP predict?
I am glad to see at last a common sense outcome for black holes; if undersize the lose internal integrity and degrade into atomic from quantum structure, and if oversize they almagmate as they attract other black holes.

THE REAL DEAL

Quotation 1: “Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are flashes of gamma rays associated with extremely energetic explosions that have been observed in distant galaxies. They are the brightest electromagnetic events known to occur in the universe”. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_ray_burst

AD: Note: GMB are ELECTROMAGNETIC events. This is what scientists should be focusing strongly on! Magnetic rays and fields can only be created by electric charges.

Quotation 2:”By the no-hair theorem, a black hole can only have three fundamental properties: mass, electric charge and angular momentum (spin). It is believed that black holes formed in nature all have spin, but no definite observation on the spin has been performed. The spin of a stellar black hole is due to the conservation of angular momentum of the star that produced it”. From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_black_hole#Properties

AD: Of the 3”fundamental properties” mentioned here, only 1, namely the angular momentum, is relevant. The angular momentum can only be created by electric charges that create angular magnetic circuit fields.

- It is therefore NOT the star that produces the angular momentum. It is really the other way around.

The swirling centre (the hole) has no mass in itself, but the velocity in the spin draws lots of mass around the centre and further into the swirling galactic funnel where it undergoes a nuclear formation in the swirling centre of the overall “black hole” magnetic circuit.

A”black hole” has no mass in itself. It is just a funnel in the electromagnetic circuit of flowing mass which is formatted and reformatted in the magnetic circuit. This indicates also that the term of “stellar black holes” is misunderstood. They are really minor formation funnels compared to galactic formation funnels but with the same formative movements.

That is really: The “gravitational forces” are really fluent in this galactic circuit. Gas and matter are sucked into the sides of the swirling funnel and into the galactic centre and is here formatted via strong electromagnetic nuclear forces into larger sphere of gas and matter, creating stars and planets that leaves the galactic centre, gently flowing out in the galactic surroundings, and it is of course this nuclear electric formation that generates the strong gamma ray outbursts from both planes of the galactic disc.

Read more of the formative FUSION POWER and the Bennett Z-Pinch effect here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-pinch

Again and again: The scientists block themselves mentally and scientifically when focusing on the outdated “laws of gravity” instead of focusing on the real deal.

Ivar Nielsen
Natural Philosopher


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