Didn't Muse write a song about this?
Although they failed in writing another song about the outcome, its just a normal sized black hole, not a supermassive one.
Ever wanted to see two super-dense neutron stars rip each other apart in a mega-annihilation that leaves nothing behind but a gaping black hole? Now you can, after NASA put together a supercomputer simulation of just such an event in our universe. Youtube video A neutron star is the compressed core left behind when a huge …
I'm presuming it's realtime, like as in this would be what it would look like if you were there. (And weren't immediately killed by the magnetic fields squashing the electron clouds around your atoms and were looking at it through pretty thick shades etc etc.) The thought (and sight) of multiple solar masses worth of matter throwing itself around over distances of a few (dozen) kilometres so fast that you need slow motion video to get any idea of what just happened leaves my mind plenty boggled. After a lifetime of a few billion years (okay maybe not quite so long for stars big enough to make neutron stars but you get the point).
Wouldn't be a star if it hadn't already ignited. Think you mean goes supernova which is when the core collapses to a neutron degenerate state (a.k.a neutron star) and the rest gets blown away.
A 30 solar mass star has a main sequence life of ±11 million years before exhausting it core fuels and does a type II supernova.
(Sorry had to shorten the quoted article text considerably to get a title that fits).
They have to make fancy youtube movies to keep the public interested so they convince politicians to keep funnelling money into the research that will eventually make your star drive possible.
No pretty pictures = no public interest; no public interest = no money; no money = no research; no research = no star drive. Capiche?
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