Friday, October 14, 2005

Star Light, Star Bright...Hey, Where'd Ya Go?

Headline: Big stars born near black hole.

"Dozens of massive stars, destined for a short but brilliant life (Stevie Ray Vaughn), were born less than a light-year away from the Milky Way's central black hole, one of the most hostile environments in our galaxy, astronomers reported on Thursday. (they've never been to Compton)

"On Earth, this might be a bit like setting up a maternity ward on the side of an active volcano. (that explains Lindsey Lohan) But researchers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory and other instruments believe there is a safe zone around black holes, a big dust ring where stars can form." (kinda like Barstow, CA)

"Black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy, are monstrous matter-sucking drains in space, (kinda like Oprah) with gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape once it comes within the hole's grasp." (um...kinda like Oprah)

"Unlike the sun, which burns its fuel slowly, these massive stars live fast and die young."
(I thought that was James Deans' motto)

These findings also contradict theorists who believe massive stars form elsewhere in the galaxy and migrate toward the black hole (Hollywood), he said. And this research may shed some light on how such big, rare stars are created. (kinda like Clint Eastwood)


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