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Who Killed The Radio Star? The Black Hole Strikes Again!

It sounds like the lead in to a 1st grade joke or remake of some song, but actually scientists have discovered who killed the radio star? What they found has disproved all their previous theories and adds even more mysterious depth into the science and study of Black Holes.

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Photo:Black Hole concept by NASA, Public Domain

Science itself is simply about theories and proving them or disproving them, so its not such surprising science to find out scientist have been proven wrong (again).

Up until now astronomers and astrophysicists have followed the premise that all gamma-ray bursts or explosions resulted in a “radio afterglow” effect. Ironically researchers were attempting to confirm this belief when their ultra sensitive telescopes proved otherwise, a new type of “Fault In Our Stars“.

“We were wrong. After studying an ultra-afterglow, we can now say that the theory was incorrect,” reflected Dr. Paul Hancock of the research team.

With absolute certainty as to the quality and reliability of their testing equipment, the old theory must be tossed into oblivion and new theories tested about gamma-ray bursts and why there is no radio afterglow in the instance of a black hole. The new theory involves the way that collapsing stars expend energy.

“We think that those stars collapse to form a Neutron Star have energy leftover to produce the radio afterglow where as those that become Black Holes put all their energy into one final powerful gamma-ray flash.”

The written report on their findings in the Astrophysics’ Journal, describe this revelation as the discovery of a new type of exploding star that “turns off” its transmitting radio signal before it collapses into a Black Hole.  It’s back to the blackboard for researchers seeking accurate evidence of the Big Bang Theory and attempt to grasp the unfathomable and infinite aspects of Black Holes.

Here’s a brief video of a radio star (pardon the pun), called the “Impossible Pulsar Breaks The Rules” from YouTube.

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