Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

Scientists have now witnesed the birth of a ....


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1    CASTOR

CASTOR

    Apparition

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 302 posts
  • Joined:04 Mar 2003
  • Gender:Male

  • "If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance." -George Bernard Shaw

Posted 21 March 2003 - 02:36 PM

                                                  here is the site so you can read about it. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/...30320075124.htm

CASTOR                                                  

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei

#2    SpaceyKC

SpaceyKC

    Government Agent

  • Member
  • 3,349 posts
  • Joined:06 Mar 2001
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:United States

  • Thank you TO

Posted 21 March 2003 - 03:30 PM

                                                  

           Nice find, CASTOR  smile.gif
            (exciting but scary,  will it affect us some day?)  unsure.gif                                                  

"Science may have found a cure for most evils;  but it has
         found no remedy for the worst of them all --- the apathy of human beings."
                                                     Helen Keller

#3    CASTOR

CASTOR

    Apparition

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 302 posts
  • Joined:04 Mar 2003
  • Gender:Male

  • "If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance." -George Bernard Shaw

Posted 21 March 2003 - 04:13 PM

                                                  i have been trying to find out stuff about it, but i cant get any detailed descriptions or even a region of where it is. so it probably is too far out there to have any affect.

CASTOR                                                  

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei

#4    SpaceyKC

SpaceyKC

    Government Agent

  • Member
  • 3,349 posts
  • Joined:06 Mar 2001
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:United States

  • Thank you TO

Posted 22 March 2003 - 12:18 AM

                                                  

               Ooh, that's a relief.
               Thanks CASTOR   smile.gif                                                  


#5    Homer

Homer

    Government Agent

  • Member
  • 3,814 posts
  • Joined:16 Mar 2001
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida

Posted 22 March 2003 - 01:11 PM

                                                  Excellent article Castor. I read that on a NASA site yesterday, and I can't find the location of it anywhere either                                                  

אַ֭תָּה אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׁעִ֑י

#6    Kira

Kira

    Government Agent

  • Member
  • 4,183 posts
  • Joined:12 Jan 2002
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Leicester England.

  • Sexiest,
    Prettiest,
    Bloodthirstiest,
    Elf Member of the
    Six Worst Men of the Apfelschnaps.



    Thanks TO xx

Posted 23 March 2003 - 01:13 PM

                                                  Found  little more but not much.....

ASTRONOMERS have weighed the most distant black hole known - 13 billion light years away.

Measurements of infrared light reveal that the black hole has a mass equivalent to three billion suns.

Canadian and UK astronomers calculate it is situated in a quasar, a highly energetic galaxy with a black hole at its core.

Quasars are exceptionally luminous galaxies, pouring out energy as matter is pulled towards the black holes at their centres. Because of their extreme brightness, they are visible over very great distances.

Team leader Dr Chris Willott, from the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria, Canada, said: "We're seeing this quasar as it looked when its light was emitted 13 billion years ago, back when the universe was only 6% of its current age."

The quasar was observed using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii. Its light was examined for Mgll ions - electrically charged atoms of magnesium that form part of the gas surrounding a black hole.

By looking at the MgII signature scientists can tell how fast the material is moving, and thereby work out the black hole's mass. In this case the black hole had a mass three billion times that of the sun.

The hole is swallowing matter at the maximum rate physically possible, known as the Eddington Limit. The findings of the study are published in online edition of the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Dr Ross McLure, from the Institute for Astronomy in Edinburgh, said: "This quasar pinpoints the first massive structures to have formed in the universe.

"It confirms predictions that such huge black holes do exist so early in the universe, but they are rare. They are also surrounded by a reservoir of fuel which allows them to accrete material right up to the Eddington Limit."
                                                      

We do what we do because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users