Black Holes

Discussion in 'Science, Tech, & Space Exploration' started by Toroid, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    For the first time astronomers have observed the merging of the supermassive black holes from two galaxies.
    Supermassive Black Holes Collide in First-Ever Views of Galactic Merger Final Stages
    NGC 6240 - Wikipedia
     
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    New observations of super massive black holes suggest they're more like three dimensional fountains rather than donuts.
    What black holes REALLY look like: Astronomers say they act like 'fountains' | Daily Mail Online
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    Black hole ASASSN-14li is spinning at least half the speed of light completing one rotation in about two minutes. It's 290 million light years away and is roughly the same size as the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy Sagittarius A*.
    This Huge Black Hole Is Spinning at Half the Speed of Light!
     
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    Two supermassive blackholes merging should produce impressive gravity waves.
     
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