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Well lads, we've finally done it! We've seen the face of the most powerful object in the heavens!
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47873592
Black_hole_-_Messier_87.jpg

What you're looking at is bigger than our solar system at a span of 0.12 parsecs (0.39 light-years) and has a mass of 7.22+0.34
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109 M☉ (Roughly 7 billion times heavier than our star, or approximately 2.3 "Your mom" units in measurement)
This beast also has only a single matter jet, as photographed below by Hubble. It's about 5,000 lightyears long and travelling at near the speed of light

M87_jet.jpg

Guys, this is a big day for humanity~!

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Neutron stars are cooler.....

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36 minutes ago, Chobittsu said:

or approximately 2.3 "Your mom" units in measurement

mmmm, seems like everyone jumps onto this "your mom" train xD

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1 minute ago, SireneRacker said:

mmmm, seems like everyone jumps onto this "your mom" train xD

When you have an object that weighs as much as this absolute unit of a singularity.... I couldn't resist    xD

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What is very interesting is how well the various telescopes coordinated to manage such an achievement. Makes you hope that at some point in the future we will all be moving together  forwards as mankind.

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1 hour ago, Chobittsu said:

most powerful object in the heavens!

I'm more worried about those Pulsars and their radiation death rays.

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2 minutes ago, Royeaux said:

I'm more worried about those Pulsars and their radiation death rays.

 

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I used to do Theoretical Astrophysics back in the 80s as an independent right after college and had the honor of meeting many fine astronomers.  One of them who helped found the NEAR Earth project (which created the cooperation between observatories which helped lead to the discovery in M87) had a wry sense of humor and stated full on one day "Astronomy is the best subject.  It allows one to say things like 'A fuzzy black-hole has no hair.' with a completely straight face."  We all lost it.  ;)

(of course, that's been somewhat disproven since 1982.  We believe now that black-holes with plasma rings do in fact have ion streamers around them)  Hey, even though I'm an IT Architect now doesn't mean I can't still read journals.

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M87 is a good representation of being in a bad game. Once crossing the event horizon threshold of being spotted by multiple red ships near a cap circle. Trying to turn and escape, you realize even hitting speed boost it's not fast enough to escape the impending doom of crushing focus fire. To be shredded and spaghettified to the eventual end of the journey at the singularity of defeat. Once the end happens, and your entire fleet has been crushed. You are spewed in a hot jet from the crushing end result back to port to begin the cycle again lol.

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Stuff like this is always fascinating to me.

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2 hours ago, Royeaux said:

I'm more worried about those Pulsars and their radiation death rays.

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Watching Science Channel documentaries about the universe makes it a scarier place :Smile_veryhappy:

 

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