Skip to comments.NASA Finds Black Hole Cluster (Unprecedented Cluster)
Posted on 06/15/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT by lbryce
Title:NASA Finds Black Hole Cluster
No matter how old you are, space never stops being cool. That applies doubly to black holes, which is why NASA's latest discovery should be considered totally awesome: using the Chandra X-ray observatory, the agency found an "unprecedented" cluster of black holes in the Andromeda galaxy.
How unprecedented? There could be 26 of them in this cluster alone. And these were just the ones that were immediately identifiable, as scientists say there are likely many more that are currently invisible. Said the lead author of the study, "We think it's just the tip of the iceberg." Cool.
They then realized they were looking the wrong way.
Instead of viewing deep space, they were staring at Washington DC.
They probably found it in their search for muslim outreach.
It may be cool in some way, but, I’m not feeling all warm and fuzzy about there being many invisible black holes.
And when enough of them get together there, and collide, do we get another Big Bang?
So this is kinda like the black caucus but useful?
They are not invisible...since they were detected and observed by Chandra....most likely through X-Ray imaging
can a black hole swallow a black hole?
and I mean that in a scientific-spacy way
NASA budget time ping!
Was it in the West Wing?
They looked at DC but all they saw was wreckem.
They found the Star Wars galaxies Great Maw..wonder if we can see Han Solo doing his Kessel run.
Absolutely. As long as one mass is sufficiently larger than the other black hole.
That is nothing. There is an entire family of black holes livin’ in the White Hut.
Yes, a black hole can swallow a black hole. It’s believed that the center of most galaxies, including our own, contain “super massive” black holes, which tend to be the culmination of many black holes collapsing in on themselves.
I don't think the relative size matters. If they are equal mass, they can merge. Probably not likely to have two objects of that sort of mass in close proximity, but if that does happen, there is nothing in any theory that I am aware of that precludes them from merging into a single object.
[as scientists say there are likely many more that are currently invisible.]
I thought they were all invisible.
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