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NASA Scientists Watch A Star Turn Into A Black Hole Before Their Very Eyes

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It’s not everyday that you get to witness the birth of a black hole, and yet that it precisely what scientists believe they’ve seen.

Using the Hubble telescope along with others NASA’s scientists were able to watch as a start 25 times more massive than our own crumpled into a black hole.

What makes this event so special is that the creation of a black hole was not predicted.

Normally when a star of this size reaches the end of its life it explodes in a huge event known as a supernova.

Instead it appears as though this star decided to go out with a whisper.

This fascinating event contradicts what many researchers believe which is that normally a star of this size has to go supernova before it can then create a black hole.

Now using this example, NASA’s researchers believe that as many as 30 per cent of all starts of this size simple fizzle out into black holes without ever creating a supernova explosion.

The team first discovered this particular star while looking in a supernova-rich galaxy nicknamed, rather aptly, the ‘Fireworks Galaxy’.

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Within it they noticed a particular star N6946-BH1 had started to brighten on a weekly basis.

After one of their surveys failed to pick up the star they decided to take a closer look and see if it had simply dimmed.

Instead they found nothing, just empty space. Through a careful process of elimination they were then able to come to the conclusion that it had become a black hole.

Scientists aren’t entirely certain how often this strange phenomenon takes place but Scott Adams, a former Ohio State student who recently earned his doctorate doing this work believes they can make a rough estimate.

“N6946-BH1 is the only likely failed supernova that we found in the first seven years of our survey. During this period, six normal supernovae have occurred within the galaxies we’ve been monitoring, suggesting that 10 to 30 percent of massive stars die as failed supernovae,” he said.

“This is just the fraction that would explain the very problem that motivated us to start the survey, that is, that there are fewer observed supernovae than should be occurring if all massive stars die that way.”

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Alleged Nokia 9 with 8GB of RAM Spotted on Geekbench

Nokia has made a comeback in the smartphone market, and according to some leaks, the company is preparing a new flagship device rumored to launch as the Nokia 9. Recently, an alleged device believer to be the upcoming Nokia 9 made an appearance at Geekbench with a whopping 8GB of RAM on board. “Unknown Heart” […]

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DIY Arduino Self Balancing Robot (video)

Arduino enthusiasts are looking for a new project this weekend may be interested in this awesome DIY balancing robot which has been created using parts cost roughly $80. Components include two stepper motors for greater movement precision than could be had with normal DC models, and employs an Arduino Pro Mini, along with an MPU-6050 accelerometer/gyroscope […]

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HTC Link Smartphone Powered VR Headset

HTC has unveiled a new virtual reality headset which takes the form of the HTC Link has been designed to be powered by a smartphone. The new VR headset has been created to compete with Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream View. The HTC Link has been designed for the HTC U11 smartphone but is […]

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Samsung Unintentionally Confirms Galaxy J7 (2017) and Galaxy J5 (2017)

Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard quite a lot about the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017). Various leaks and images gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the handset. Recently, the Korean company inadvertently confirmed the existence of both the Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) on the Korean […]

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Smart Gardener Smartphone Controlled Indoor Watering System (video)

AMaronics and created an innovative smartphone controlled indoor watering system aptly named the Smart Gardener. Watch the promotional video below to learn more about this more compact water system designed to keep your houseplants healthy. Using the companion application and specifically designed hardware users can create fully customisable and individual programs for watering each plant […]

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Limouzik E-Polyphonic Live Instrument (video)

Musicians searching for you instrument may be interested in the Limouzik which transforms your devices into a polyphonic Live instrument. Enabling you to play your favourite songs without music theory or high knowledge. The Limouzik E-Polyphonic Live Instrument was this week launched via Kickstarter and is now available for €3. The developers of Limouzik explain […]

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Microsoft Releases New Firmware Update For Surface Pro 4

Microsoft has released a new firmware update for the Surface pro 4 and the update brings a range of improvements to the device. Included in the latest version of the Microsoft Surface pro 4 firmware is improved battery life during sleep and more. You can see what is included in the update below. Microsoft Driver […]

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Gravity Weighted Blanket Raises Over $4 Million Via Kickstarter

A new blanket called Gravity which launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, has raised over $4 million thanks to over 20,000 backers. Who have pledged money to help take the weighted blanket engineered to be 10% of your body weight to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation into production. What he promotional video below to […]

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