At http://phys.org/print305395954.html … measurement of polarised light in the afterglow indicates the presence of a stable magnetic field associated with a young black hole – or, deleting the last few words, observation of an area of the sky where gamma ray bursts are being emitted. These are luminous explosions, we are assured – but might they be flares. They are described as the most energetic explosions in the universe and are followed, or even represent, the emergence of a high speed jet of material from the thought to be collapsing core of a star that is about to become a black hole.
At www.world-science.net/othernews/131121_jets.htm …. we learn that astronomers have found 'strong evidence' that the huge black hole thought to squat at the centre of our galaxy is shooting out a jet of high energy particles. Is this a galactic mass coronal ejection?
At http://phys.org/print305449399.html … a super massive black hole in a far away galaxy is pulsating – like a heart. The heart beat of the this construct is described in a paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters and the origin or explanation for the heart beat is more difficult, described as a quasi-periodic X-ray oscillation. They are somewhat stumped.
At http://phys.org/print305468514.html … astronomers discover a planet in a lonely orbit around a host star, a star that still has a dust and debris disc. They are thought to be remnants from star and planet formation, according to consensus theory. Hence, here we have a planet in existence prior to the appearance of fellow planets, contrary to conventional thinking in respect of the formation of our solar system. It is thought he planets formed all about the same time as a result of accretion, and the comets are the odd bits that avoided amalgamation into planets. Scientists should perhaps take another look at the consensus theory.