Tidal Disruption Events

February 15, 2017  •  3 Comments

Its time to get your geek on. That is, if you are into this kind of thing. I ran across this video and thought it was interesting. (its at the bottom)

 

Tidal disruption events are caused by black holes. This is when a star, gets too close and is pulled apart by the forces generated by the black hole. Some stars can be massive in comparison to the black hole. The black hole will always win. As most know, black holes are so strong, not even light can escape. 

 

A black hole can have the same mass as the sun but be only a couple of miles in size. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, has a super-massive black hole that is around 2 million times the mass of the sun. This is the force that surrounds us and binds us together.  : )

 

I have also added a few images of tidal disruption events.

 

 

http://launch.newsinc.com/embed.html?trackingGroup=90923&siteSection=weatherchannel&videoId=31109580

 

More later...


Comments

EdsPlace
Hi Bob! I definitely believe the object creating the black hole has mass. I would say the same amount of mass it had before its collapse. I would say the mass has size, and the size would be determined by the size before the collapse.

I would say, the size of the event horizon would depend on the mass of the object. Not knowing much about anything, here is a wiki on the Schwarzschild radius. 'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwarzschild_radius'. There is math within the article that may support this theory. But, just a thought. : )
Bob Pintozzi(non-registered)
Not much of my time has been spent in the this phenomenon, but I was wondering where the surface of the black hole was relative to the event horizon and In browsing for an answer I bump into the notion that there is no mass to the black hole. At least in the sense of what we think of as material mass. Interesting idea, any thoughts?
Michael Pintozzi(non-registered)
My father is a physics teacher and I had to share this with him.
Thank you for sharing was really fun.
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