Wanted for questioning:
Massive star vanishes?! CANCEL CULTURE IS REAL, PEOPLE!!!
Nice! Very clever.
Killed in a level of warfare we can’t even conceive of.
Blocked by something even bigger, but opaque. But that wouldn’t really explain the loss of wind they talked about.
Vice is now a source of trusted astronomy news?
…or maybe it’s night-time there?
“Mmmmh, lost a star, master Obi Wan has. How embarrasing.”
Somewhere in Tibet, in a hidden lamasery, monks are pasting the last of the nine billion names of God into their holy books.
Yeah, you should make one.
Hellstar Remina ate it.
Wait, is this a mystery? Maybe I’m out of date, but here’s what I learned a while ago: If a star is supermassive, the core will collapse into a black hole post-haste and the rest of the star should follow suit, hypothetically.
A supernova happens because there’s a remnant (a bunch of neutrons) that resists collapse… the infalling matter from outside the core compresses this remnant, the remnant resists collapse and the matter falling in bounces off, sending a shockwave through the rest of the stuff falling in => supernova. It’s possible this remnant collapses into a black hole if the pressure is great enough or survives as a neutron star.
But if the core is big enough, there’s no remnant, it should just collapse into a black hole… the rest of the star would just fall into it and, since there’s nothing to bounce off of, there would be no shockwave, no supernova; it’d just implode and not be there any more.
You have seen that scene from ‘Mars Attacks’, right?
The validity of the Dark Forest Theory increases…
The answer to this can be found in The Threshold Series by Peter Clines.
I would expect there would be an accretion disk and associated release of energy.