Black Holes

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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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    Next week during a press conference scientists will unveil the first ever image of a black hole.
    The first image of a black hole to debut next week
     
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    Like I said, it is black and hole shaped.

    Don't get more black holey than that.
     
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    The black hole M87* is larger than our entire solar system. It's in the supergiant galaxy Messier 87, Virgo A, NGC 4486 or M87.
    Messier 87 - Wikipedia
    Here's how big the M87 black hole is compared to Earth
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    Well it seems it was one youtube video which claimed that, I did not even know of it until you posted it, but still I am so sick and tired of people making an issue of everything as being either racial or political...

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