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    Default Black hole blows massive gas bubble

    I saw this over at msnbc.com check it out, I thought the pic was cool looking.

    I think it could use a couple billion gallons of pepto.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38134515...science-space/
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    Wow, a massive gas bubble that is 1,000 light years across! Wow.

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    Great title.
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    Dang black hole must've had a chili-cheese dog get sucked past its event horizon...
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    Would that be a "Sonic" boom?

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    Dang black hole must've had a chili-cheese dog get sucked past its event horizon...

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    It just blows my mind to think that we're just now seeing something that happened 12 MILLION years ago.
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    Phew! Thank God! I thought for minute there that hearingimpared blew up the Eastern Seaboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    Dang black hole must've had a chili-cheese dog get sucked past its event horizon...

    LMAO!!! Only refried beans can get that result. Have you not studied Physics?:p:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    It just blows my mind to think that we're just now seeing something that happened 12 MILLION years ago.

    On the plus side, if we saw it in real-time we would be dead. :D

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    Crap... From the title, I thought this thread was gonna be about Oprah.

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    ^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    LMAO!!! Only refried beans can get that result. Have you not studied Physics?:p:D
    Just thank your luck stars it to far away to smell it.! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    It just blows my mind to think that we're just now seeing something that happened 12 MILLION years ago.
    Don't ya know the universe is only 6000 years old???;)
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    That's a "spart"

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    I had to write this number out, to figure out how big it was: 5,865,696,000,000,000
    Nearly 6 quadrillion miles across!!!!
    The math involved with astrophysics is mind boggling.
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    Dr. Brian May, guitarist for Queen, can handle it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_May
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    Dr. Brian May, guitarist for Queen, can handle it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_May

    Wow, I did not know that. He supplants Tom Scholtz(to me anyway), as the smartest rocker.:D
    Although, having an MSME from MIT, Tom's no slouch either;)
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    I knew he was into it way back when I heard the song Year of '39 - which is a song about time dilation :-)
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    It boggles my mind to know a star - can collapse and create a singularity - a point where the laws of physics break down, and the resultant effect are jets of energy feeding back into 'real space' that span distances which are so immense we have to measure it by how far light can travel in a year.

    Truly....wonderous and frightening....

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    I'm still a firm believer in the big fart theory that Mike proposed about Joe. There was a slight parardigm shift in the air today....HMMMM. ????

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    All about black holes
    The gas-blowing black hole is located 12 million light-years away, in the outskirts of the spiral galaxy NGC 7793. Judging by the size and expansion velocity of the gas bubble, the researchers have calculated that the jet activity must have been ongoing for at least 200,000 years.
    I just don't get it--I mean I do but I don't--So this this is 12 million Light years away-so this happened 12 Million years ago right? But they can figure out that the jets have been active for 200,000 years before that even?
    But when it comes to landing a vehicle on Mars somehow english and metric units becomes and issue????

    Anyway--one thing I never really did understand about the relation of light years with respect to distance and age being 1:1----if the universe is ever expanding, is that expansion rate taken into consideration? I don't know what that rate its expanding at, but If I am driving 60mph and the guy next to me is going 70mph (in the same direction), then the difference is only 10 mph not 70mph,... does anybody get what I'm saying? Or I guess you could also look at it as if the cars mentioned were going in opposite directions, then the difference in speed is 130mph, and as such the farting black hole could be travellig away from us at just as fast a speed, and in reality only be 10 million years old rather than 20--and of course that would simply change everything....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmadden28 View Post

    Anyway--one thing I never really did understand about the relation of light years with respect to distance and age being 1:1----if the universe is ever expanding, is that expansion rate taken into consideration? I don't know what that rate its expanding at, but If I am driving 60mph and the guy next to me is going 70mph (in the same direction), then the difference is only 10 mph not 70mph,... does anybody get what I'm saying?
    THat's where Einstein's Relativity comes in. Light doesn't work like that... the only way this seeming paradox can occur is that time must change. Time slows down as velocity increases, becoming infinitely slow at the speed of light. This theoretical consequence of (special) relativity has been demonstrated experimentally - in the 1970s they flew atomic (cesium) clocks around on 747s and compared the time on those clocks to static clocks on the ground. The high precision (resolution) of the clocks allowed researchers to measure the difference. This is the time dilation effect I mentioned above (and memorialized in Queen's song Year of '39). If you travel in space at high velocity time passes slowly for you relative to the "fixed" reference point of Earth. You won't age very much; but your friends on Earth will age at the normal rate. If you went back to Earth; you'd have aged just a little; but your friends would be old, or dead.
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