Massive star 100 times larger than the sun mysteriously disappears

Survival or Death… or Cake.

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Nice! Very clever.

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Killed in a level of warfare we can’t even conceive of.

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Blocked by something even bigger, but opaque. But that wouldn’t really explain the loss of wind they talked about.

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Vice is now a source of trusted astronomy news?

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…or maybe it’s night-time there?

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“Mmmmh, lost a star, master Obi Wan has. How embarrasing.”

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Somewhere in Tibet, in a hidden lamasery, monks are pasting the last of the nine billion names of God into their holy books.
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Yeah, you should make one.

Hellstar Remina ate it.

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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 Maybe I’m out of date, but here’s what I learned a while ago: If a star is supermassive, the core will collapse into a black hole post-haste and the rest of the star should follow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?

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The validity of the Dark Forest Theory increases…

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Nice reference :+1:t2:

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The answer to this can be found in The Threshold Series by Peter Clines. :dragon_face: :lizard:

I would expect there would be an accretion disk and associated release of energy.

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thatswhatshegiphy

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A lot can happen in fou… ten years.

This entire topic is full of win.

Thank you for collectively brightening our skies at a time where things are looking dimmer by the day…

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I see the Culture has decided to go on the offensive against the Idirans…

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