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Re: News from Outer Space

April 11th, 2019, 8:20 am

Mmm...donut
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

April 11th, 2019, 11:24 am

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Collector
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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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Re: News from Outer Space

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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