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Scientists have recorded the last gasps of a star being swallowed by a black hole, and are likening its “quasiperiodic oscillations” to a human scream.    “You can think of it as hearing the star scream as it gets devoured,” astronomer Jon Miller told University of Michigan’s press service.

Scientists Hear a Star’s ‘Screams’ As It’s Devoured By Blackhole

An artist's concept shows a black hole eating material from a nearby star. Researchers say its possible dark matter swirling around a black hole could radiate gamma rays that could be seen by telescopes.

Follow the handle of the Big Dipper away from the dipper's bowl, until you get to the handle's last bright star. Then, slide your telescope a little south and west and you might find this stunning pair of interacting galaxies, the 51st entry in Charles Messier's famous catalog. Its spiral arms and dust lanes clearly sweep in front of its companion galaxy (left), NGC 5195.

A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

IC 1805: The Heart        Distance: 7,500 Light Years        Located in the Perseus arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons. The nebula’s intense red output and its configuration are driven by the radiation emanating from a small group of stars near the nebula’s center.

IC The Heart. Located in the Perseus arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia, this is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes, formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons.

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Quasar: Quasars are believed to be powered by accretion of material into supermassive black holes.The light from a quasar is thought to be escaping energy generated at the event horizon, as gravity pulls objects to destruction at the black hole.

A SUPERMASSIVE black hole gradually consuming our galaxy is growing at a more rapid rate than previously thought possible, new research has shown.

Will a black hole swallow our galaxy earlier than first thought?

A SUPERMASSIVE black hole gradually consuming our galaxy is growing at a more rapid rate than previously thought possible, new research has shown.

This artist's concept shows a hypothetical "rejuvenated" planet -- a gas giant that has reclaimed its youthful infrared glow. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found tentative evidence for one such planet around a dead star, or white dwarf, called PG 0010+280. The theory goes that this  planet, which orbits far from its star, would accumulate material sloughed off by its star as the star was dying. The material would cause the planet to swell in mass, heat up and glow with infrared light.

Hypothetical 'Rejuvenated' Planets

This artist's concept shows a hypothetical "rejuvenated" planet -- a gas giant that has reclaimed its youthful infrared glow.

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" --Debate Over a New Physics Intensifies (The Weekend Feature) - This image is an artist's simulation of dark matter halo around the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA, ESA, and T.

Friday, May 30, 2014: Stars form within nebula NGC 2170, which lie in the constellation of Monoceros (The Unicorn). A dark nebula, such as this one, provides raw material for the star formation going on inside them. The newly formed, massive blue stars seen here continue to push away traces of the dust that previously hid them from view. The material that remains will eventually disperse in the interstellar medium. ©2014 Tom Chao

Stars form within nebula NGC which lies in the constellation of Monoceros (The Unicorn). A dark nebula, such as this one, provides raw material for the star formation going on inside them.

Scientists have discovered the first binary system ever known to consist of a black hole and a ‘spinning’ star – or more accurately, a Be-type star. Although predicted by theory, none had previously been found.

First black hole orbiting a 'spinning' star - The Be-type star spins at extremely high velocity, ejecting matter through an equatorial disc; part of this matter falls on to the black hole, forming an accretion disc.

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Okay this picture makes it easy for me to explain to the people who don't know what this really is, tilt your computer screen until the milky way is level with the ground(your computer will be sideways) now what you are doing is looking towards the center

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