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Weird Black Hole's Incredible Brightness Perplexes Scientists
| November 27, 2013 01:00pm ET
| By Mike Wall, Senior Writer
Posted on 01/25/2014 8:25:23 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
A black-hole system in a neighboring galaxy is twice as bright as astronomers had thought possible, a new study reports.
The incredible luminosity of the system in question, which resides about 22 million light-years from Earth in the Pinwheel Galaxy, may force a rethink of the theories that explain how some black holes radiate energy, researchers said.
(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...
TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: blackholes; cosmos; cosmostheory; stringtheory
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Revolting cat!; GeronL; Daffynition
“That’s black hole’s twice as bright as expected. Naturally.” - Yogi Berra
posted on 01/25/2014 8:28:10 AM PST
by a fool in paradise
("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
chowing down black holes (’why dey gotta be black holes?’) emit the light from sloppy dining
posted on 01/25/2014 8:28:22 AM PST
(Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
To: SunkenCiv; Fred Nerks; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge
Thanks for posting this article. Very interesting.
“As if black holes werent extreme enough, this is a really extreme one that is shining as brightly as it possibly can,” study co-author Joel Bregman of the University of Michigan said in a statement. “Its figured out a way to be more luminous than we thought possible.”
I think that sums it up in a nutshell.
posted on 01/25/2014 8:32:15 AM PST
(I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
Yet again, we are presented with an example of why scientific theories are never to be taken too seriously — even though the scientists themselves invariably claim that they have “finally solved the riddle of [fill in the blank].
posted on 01/25/2014 8:32:25 AM PST
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
You’re barking at science re-checking its assumptions and making changes when necessary?
Re-checking assumptions is a good thing, an important feature.
Joel Bregman of the University of Michigan said in a statement. "Its figured out a way to be more luminous than we thought possible."
Wow...that is arrogant...
So that black hole is at fault for making you look dumb...?
How about saying:
"We are puzzled about the dynamics of the light coming from this black hole. We don't understand it and need to evaluate our premises and theories"...
posted on 01/25/2014 8:38:28 AM PST
("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
A bit more info:
The astronomers studied a system called ULX-1, which consists of a black hole and a companion star that orbit each other. As its name suggests ULX is short for "ultraluminous X-ray source" ULX-1 generates prodigious amounts of high-energy X-ray light, which is emitted by material spiraling down into the black hole's maw.
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; BenLurkin
They created such great animations and such great stories about black holes, how can we deny that reality ?
posted on 01/25/2014 8:50:21 AM PST
If black-holes draw in light from the inlet side, shouldn’t looking at the outlet side show some type of light?
Y’all white people be funny.
posted on 01/25/2014 9:00:25 AM PST
(Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
Methinks my wallet is a black hole.
That was obviously a thread hijack attempt.
posted on 01/25/2014 9:02:39 AM PST
by M Kehoe
A black hole is bright? How the hell do astronomers paint their houses?
“Ummm...dear.....I said I wanted to brighten up the living room walls. You painted them black.”
“Yes. Black is bright.”
“Dear, are the other guys at the observatory smoking crack, too?”
posted on 01/25/2014 9:20:28 AM PST
("A crack shot and a good dancer")
The only thing I know for sure is that we really don’t know anything.
posted on 01/25/2014 9:25:18 AM PST
by Kickass Conservative
(Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
posted on 01/25/2014 9:39:07 AM PST
Mortgage due on Caribbean beach house.
Grant moneys must be running low.
posted on 01/25/2014 9:39:35 AM PST
by Delta 21
(If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
HA HA HA. This should teach them not to be so sure of their theories!
posted on 01/25/2014 9:39:43 AM PST
by I want the USA back
(Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
To: a fool in paradise
" Why do you taunt me with your darkness?
posted on 01/25/2014 12:01:47 PM PST
("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
Damn, Global Warming is even lighting up “Black Holes.” I tell you, Global Warming can do everything.
posted on 01/25/2014 12:01:55 PM PST
From the article: "Its figured out a way to be more luminous than we thought possible."
Pretty smart black hole. /sarc
posted on 01/25/2014 2:12:53 PM PST
(Galt level is not far away......)
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; aristotleman; autumnraine; ...
posted on 01/25/2014 3:07:18 PM PST
Yup. I predict an other grant proposal in 3...2...1
posted on 01/25/2014 4:22:17 PM PST
(If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
To: SgtHooper; Fred Nerks; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; onyx
Well I guess the artist will have to get off their butts and come up with a whole new set of cute pictures showing what a grey hole looks like.
posted on 01/26/2014 5:56:00 PM PST
(Galt level is not far away......)
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