How to Lose a (Celestial) Body

31: The Why Behind the Weird

Oct 6 2023 • 7 mins

Massive stars don't just vanish into thin air, but that's exactly what it looks like happened to N6946-BH1... and the first theory astronomers come up with to explain its disappearance is terrifying..................................

Sources:
https://www.britannica.com/science/red-dwarf-star

https://www.space.com/how-do-stars-die

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/space/stars-and-galaxies/death-star/

https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2021MNRAS.508.1156B/abstract

https://www.sciencealert.com/in-2009-a-massive-star-vanished-jwst-might-have-figured-out-what-happened

https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/508/1/1156/6372931

Massive Star Goes Out With a Whimper Instead of a Bang (nasa.gov)

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/massive-star-black-hole-collapse-fail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N6946-BH1

Music (obtained with license from Soundstripe):
"Space Flex" Raw Lew
"The Birth of a Planet" Falls


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