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NASA Space Telescope Discovers 10 Monster Black Holes
Space.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Howell

Posted on 09/11/2013 10:28:07 AM PDT by lbryce


This optical color image of galaxies is seen overlaidwith X-ray data (magenta) from NASA's
black hole-hunting NuSTAR space telescope. The arrow points to magenta blobs indicating
giant, supermassive black holes discovered by the space telescope.

A powerful NASA space telescope has found not one, but 10 monster black holes lurking in the hearts of distant galaxies — the first major finds for the X-ray space observatory, scientists say.

The discoveries, which scientists say occurred "serendipitously," were made as astronomers reviewed images from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), an X-ray space telescope designed specifically to hunt black holes.

"We were looking at known targets and spotted the black holes in the background of the images," David Alexander, a professor with Durham University's physics department, said in a statement.

Then the team confirmed what they saw with observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton satellite, which also can look at low-energy light.

The 10 black holes discovered are just the beginning of hundreds of expected finds, the scientists added. With every supermassive black hole catalogued, scientists are hoping to better understand the population.


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KEYWORDS: blackhole; deadtrayvon; nasa; trayvon; xplanets
Quick. Somebody get a hold of the guy who named an asteroid after dead-Trayvon.Can they actually name allten black holes after him?. 'deadTrayvon Black Hole Cluster' is a name that would warm the cockles of a left-winged liberal's heart to no end.
1 posted on 09/11/2013 10:28:07 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

CBC?


2 posted on 09/11/2013 10:29:02 AM PDT by RedMDer (WOW!)
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To: lbryce

The first one should be named after Detroit


3 posted on 09/11/2013 10:29:08 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: lbryce

NASA telescope is racis


4 posted on 09/11/2013 10:29:16 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: lbryce
Somebody get a hold of the guy who named an asteroid after dead-Trayvon.Can they actually name allten black holes after him?

Only one...after all, Trayvon got only ONE bullet hole in him

5 posted on 09/11/2013 10:31:04 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: lbryce

Is one of them named “Michelle”?


6 posted on 09/11/2013 10:31:04 AM PDT by South40
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To: JRios1968
Only one...after all, Trayvon got only ONE bullet hole in him

He got no more (or less) than he deserved.

7 posted on 09/11/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT by South40
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To: lbryce

Hmm. Apparently we’re not the first galaxy to have experienced the results of collectivism.


8 posted on 09/11/2013 10:31:56 AM PDT by lurk
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To: SunkenCiv

‘Monster Black Hole Cluster with 10 Black Holes’ pings list


9 posted on 09/11/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1142 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: RedMDer
Monster Black Holes

Oh, wait....black holes. Never mind.

10 posted on 09/11/2013 10:32:59 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: lbryce

11 posted on 09/11/2013 10:34:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Puppage

DO NOT GOOGLE MONSTER BLACK HOLES without safe search on


12 posted on 09/11/2013 10:35:21 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Old Sarge

13 posted on 09/11/2013 10:35:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: al baby
DO NOT GOOGLE MONSTER BLACK HOLES without safe search on

LOL

Mussssst.......not.......comment.

14 posted on 09/11/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: al baby

For sure.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 10:38:37 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: al baby

I suspect they look like something out of Players Magazine.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 10:40:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lbryce

The Barakula cluster


17 posted on 09/11/2013 10:48:55 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: lbryce

No telescope needed to see the monster black hole in the white-house.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 10:50:21 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: lbryce

It’s pointed at Washington DC?


19 posted on 09/11/2013 10:57:15 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: lbryce

the telescope is looking at washington dc?


20 posted on 09/11/2013 11:05:26 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Magenta drank.

Beverage of choice by black hole explorers everywhere.


21 posted on 09/11/2013 11:11:55 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: al baby
DO NOT GOOGLE MONSTER BLACK HOLES without safe search on

I had the same problem when I searched for "elephant balls" when looking for the sponsor of an ESPN billiards tournament.

Unsearch....unsearch....unsearch....

22 posted on 09/11/2013 11:17:14 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: lbryce

The jokes write themselves!


23 posted on 09/11/2013 11:17:46 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL.


24 posted on 09/11/2013 11:28:39 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: KarlInOhio

Why do elephants paint their balls yellow?

So they can hide in lemon trees.

Did you ever see an elephant hiding in a lemon tree?
No?

Works good, doesn’t it.


25 posted on 09/11/2013 11:32:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Farnsworth

While it’s out there looking around see if can find anything truthful that mac daddy ever said.


26 posted on 09/11/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: lbryce
There is no such thing as a black hole. There is no black hole either in our galaxy, or in any other galaxy. Gravity is by 40 orders of magnitude the weskest force in nature. At cosmic/interstellar distances, gravity is basically a bystander. The forces which control the universe are electromagnetic and electrostatic forces.

http://www.thunderbolts.info/thunderblogs/archives/guests08/080907_gst_cro_bhf.htm

27 posted on 09/11/2013 11:54:26 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: lbryce

http://starburstfound.org/sqkblog/?p=115


28 posted on 09/11/2013 11:56:31 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: al baby

It’s a good thing I wasn’t drinking anything when I read that...


29 posted on 09/11/2013 12:17:53 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: PoloSec

That’s a monster black A-hole in D.C.


30 posted on 09/11/2013 12:38:59 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: chiefqc

thats beyond our current technology.


31 posted on 09/11/2013 12:41:43 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: lbryce

Too easy


32 posted on 09/11/2013 1:33:06 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: barmag25
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barmag25, WTF????!!!!

33 posted on 09/11/2013 1:57:49 PM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1142 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: lbryce

I must have espn or something


34 posted on 09/11/2013 2:03:16 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: lbryce; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...
Thanks lbryce, extra to APoD, and ping to X-Planets.
 
X-Planets
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Google news searches: exoplanet · exosolar · extrasolar ·

35 posted on 09/12/2013 1:40:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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> 'deadTrayvon Black Hole Cluster'

Well, at least the "cluster" part is apropos. It's a cluster... alright.

36 posted on 09/12/2013 2:30:48 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: lbryce

And the significance of black holes is???

Nada!

The vast field of zero point plasma that fills the universe makes black holes just slightly more significant than a snotty kleenex.

Why do they work so hard at ignoring it?


37 posted on 09/12/2013 2:39:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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