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Mega black hole twice as big as thought

Posted on Sunday, 23 August, 2009 | Comment icon 6 comments


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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."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by WanderingLoony on 23 August, 2009, 12:01
Er... wasn't it twice as big as thought just a couple months ago? So it's even bigger now? @_@
Comment icon #2 Posted by the rebirth on 23 August, 2009, 13:00
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
Comment icon #3 Posted by jesspy on 24 August, 2009, 10:21
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.
Comment icon #4 Posted by PotterManiac on 29 August, 2009, 4:20
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
Comment icon #5 Posted by Drev on 29 August, 2009, 4:54
Er... wasn't it twice as big as thought just a couple months ago? So it's even bigger now? @_@ It must be growing!!
Comment icon #6 Posted by jesspy on 29 August, 2009, 12:47
Er... wasn't it twice as big as thought just a couple months ago? So it's even bigger now? @_@ 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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