"The largest black hole ever seen"

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 29, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
    250 million light years away is a black hole with 17 billion times the mass of our own sun

    http://theweek.com/article/index/237043/spotted-the-largest-black-hole-ever-seen
  • TheAlchemixt

    Posts: 2294

    Nov 29, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    Everyone knows black holes have the ability to teleport things. I'll try it, if you try it first Riddler.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 29, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    This new information is going to be so useful in my everyday life!
  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16311

    Nov 29, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    Intriguing indeed and I'm not too surprised, but it is kind of shocking.. 59% of the center star mass of that galaxy! Imagine what it might be like to be living a distance out in that galaxy, would be interesting what would be seen (if anything).

    No doubt we have much to learn and there will be phenomena we will discover that is beyond where we are now.... 60 or 70 years ago we didn't even know what a "black hole" is... and many galaxies have them, the Milky Way included.
  • calibro

    Posts: 8888

    Nov 29, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    you mean largest ever black hole likely detected through indirect observation
  • LJay

    Posts: 11612

    Nov 29, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    OP, I applaud your fortitude in selecting the title for this thread.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 29, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    Fascinating news. I really enjoy any news that is outer space related.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 30, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    I thought this was gonna be about the megafat bitch I saw at the mall the other day.
  • Medjai

    Posts: 2671

    Nov 30, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI thought this was gonna be about the megafat bitch I saw at the mall the other day.


    I was just thinking that. If nothing else, that woman's stomach was a black hole. I've never seen anyone inhale burgers like that...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 30, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    So, Riddler, what you're saying is that we should attempt to frack it?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 30, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    very cool. and "the stars surrounding the black hole appear to have been "relatively undisturbed for eons," blows my mind