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Re: News from Outer Space

April 11th, 2019, 8:20 am

Mmm...donut
 
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April 11th, 2019, 11:24 am

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Re: News from Outer Space

April 15th, 2019, 1:20 pm

the black hole they took a picture off, is it one of the small ones that escaped LHC, and got super big? eating too many donuts

"the maximum black hole mass never reaches catastrophic size before leaving the Earth." https://arxiv.org/pdf/0901.2948.pdf Warped Brane-World Scenario

luckily they left earth before eating all the donuts, did they not?

"“The possibility that a black hole eats up the Earth is too serious a threat to leave it as a matter of argument among crackpots,” said Michelangelo Mangano, a CERN theorist who said he was part of the group." 2008 https://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/29/scie ... r=science1
 
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April 15th, 2019, 2:25 pm

I've read that no one knows when and why black holes start or stop eating. There's definitely more to their guts than the simple Randall–Sundrum model used in the arxiv paper.

Einstein thought that black holes eat doughnuts from one universe, and defecate them into another. That sufficiently puts me off doughnuts! :-) (BTW, Crosstown vegan doughnuts in London are allegedly delicious.)
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

April 15th, 2019, 5:24 pm

"Einstein was so firmly convinced they not can exist (they 'smelled wrong'; terribly wrong)" — Kip Thorn

and they keep smelling terribly terribly wrong, but modern physicists kneel to their black holes, and this movement seems to be driven by dark matter and dark energy.  If this is not the the dark ages, then I don't know!

Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved
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Re: News from Outer Space

April 23rd, 2019, 5:41 pm

It was that gosh-darn anomaly again, says SpaceX as smoke billows from Crew Dragon test site

Can you see the pattern? All Musk's manned vehicles blow up in flames. By accident? Or maybe by design?
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

May 11th, 2019, 9:49 pm

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New Hubble shot of an ancient galaxy cluster. Is it just me, or does anyone else see a giant galactic dollar sign? (clearer if you click on the photo to enlarge).

Source: NASA
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

May 11th, 2019, 10:38 pm

I can see a lot of cats' eyes glowing in the dark :-)
 
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May 11th, 2019, 11:27 pm

I can see a lot of cats' eyes glowing in the dark :-)

Yes, we have cats within galaxies and cats with galaxies:
 
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May 11th, 2019, 11:55 pm

Orion's belt. Great movie. I experienced an epiphany while watching that scene.

And no, I can't see any dollar sign there :-D
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

June 4th, 2019, 1:49 pm

After SpaceX Starlink Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars




"Last month, SpaceX successfully launched 60 500-pound satellites into space. Soon amateur skywatchers started sharing images of those satellites in night skies, igniting an uproar among astronomers who fear that the planned orbiting cluster will wreak havoc on scientific research and trash our view of the cosmos."
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