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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
04-30-2016, 06:15 PM
Scientists Just Discovered a Black Hole 3.8 Billion Times the Mass of Our Sun
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Brianna Provenzano
April 29, 2016

The most interesting Star Wars aren't the ones J.J. Abrams is cashing in on.

A recently discovered three-galaxy collision has produced a supermassive black hole, which boasts a mass 3.8 billion times that of our own Sun.

Scientists manning the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope were conducting routine measurements of the galaxy known as IRAS 201004156 when they realized that gas was traveling twice as fast as they would have anticipated.

The speed of the movement was a big tip-off that a black hole might be forming and that it might be larger than anything seen in our own galaxy.
Scientists Just Discovered a Black Hole 3.8 Billion Times the Mass of Our Sun
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The supermassive black hole, located approximately 1.8 billion miles away, seems to have formed as a result of a starburst created by the collision of three individual spiral galaxies.

Spiral galaxies have a center stuffed with stars, with a floating disc of stars, gas and dust formed around it. Scientists believe that a black hole may form at the center of every galaxy, and when three spiral galaxies collide, their centers all converge to form one gigantic black hole.

The radio waves generated by the gas at the center of the galaxy gets pulled by the gravity of the black hole. This causes radio waves to be emitted, which scientists' telescopes are able to detect and analyze in order to observe the size and existence of such formations.

Measuring the size and formation patterns of black holes could eventually help scientists to understand more about how galaxies have formed throughout the history of time.

Man knows next to nothing about the universe if one consider what it holds.
Perhaps trillions upon trillions of unknowns and a size so huge that our puny minds can not fathom it.-Tyr

LongTermGuy
04-30-2016, 08:35 PM
https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M8f86ba87786e3444addc854f0c4fc29do0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=283&h=189
:cool:

Abbey
05-01-2016, 12:47 AM
Just heard about this in my Astronomy class. I think it is about the most fascinating stuff in the universe. Time-stopping, and all.

LongTermGuy
05-01-2016, 12:55 AM
Just heard about this in my Astronomy class. I think it is about the most fascinating stuff in the universe. Time-stopping, and all.


Agree Abbey....Black holes are strange...mysterious...Maybe I watched to many sci-fi movies over the years...

Atticus Finch
05-01-2016, 08:04 AM
I thought that this was going to be a thread about Hillary