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Mega black hole twice as big as thought


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Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:26 AM

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It sits at the centre of the M87 galaxy and weighs the same as 6.4 billion suns, this supermassive black hole situated over 55 million light years from the Earth is now believed to be twice as massive as previously thought.

"The black hole at the centre of the M87 galaxy may be twice as big as originally thought - possibly large enough to measure directly. M87 is 55 million light years away. Its central black hole devours vast amounts of gas and spews out a huge jet of particles that extends far into intergalactic space."

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 12:01 PM

Er... wasn't it twice as big as thought just a couple months ago? So it's even bigger now? @_@


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Posted 23 August 2009 - 01:00 PM

lets just send paris hilton and lindsay lohan on a 'cruise' ship to the center of the M87 galaxy.
ill chip in a few bucks for rocket fuel.


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send tom cruise too, but duct-tape him to the outside just before takeoff
tell him to do it for the sake of scientology

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:21 AM

View Postthe rebirth, on 23 August 2009 - 01:00 PM, said:

lets just send paris hilton and lindsay lohan on a 'cruise' ship to the center of the M87 galaxy.
ill chip in a few bucks for rocket fuel.


ps.
send tom cruise too, but duct-tape him to the outside just before takeoff
tell him to do it for the sake of scientology


hahahaha gosh if we could only get rid of all our rubbish that way.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:20 AM

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lets just send paris hilton and lindsay lohan on a 'cruise' ship to the center of the M87 galaxy.
ill chip in a few bucks for rocket fuel.


ps.
send tom cruise too, but duct-tape him to the outside just before takeoff
tell him to do it for the sake of scientology
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:54 AM

View PostWanderingLoony, on 23 August 2009 - 12:01 PM, said:

Er... wasn't it twice as big as thought just a couple months ago? So it's even bigger now? @_@

It must be growing!!


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Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:47 PM

View PostWanderingLoony, on 23 August 2009 - 12:01 PM, said:

Er... wasn't it twice as big as thought just a couple months ago? So it's even bigger now? @_@


View PostDrev, on 29 August 2009 - 04:54 AM, said:

It must be growing!!


like the ozone hole? lol

I reckon the center of this thing was a planet that made a hadron collider.

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