Monday, December 05, 2011

Huge "Black Holes" discovered

I know -screaming about this or that black hole gets old after a while even though these monsters are one of the weirdest constructs in the universe. So when I start saying, this is really scary....either I am buying into my own hype or there is something truly unusual out there. As much as we would like to acknowledge the former it is the latter that has reared its head.

What am I babbling about? A black hole or holes of truly frightening dimensions. First off I really have got to take issue with a black hole having anything resembling dimensions of anything! We are talking about a mass compressed down to an infinitely small area. In truth we are talking about an area of influence or the universal breaking point, the speed of light. The event horizon. So follow that thought both ways and you get an idea why these singularities are so bizarre.

So when:
  • Astronomers .. discover the most gigantic black holes ever found in the universe, an abyss 10 times the size of our solar system, encompassing regions or "event horizons" about five times the distance from the sun to Pluto

Yep, black holes thousands of times larger than the black holes at the center of the Milky Way with the biggest weighing in at 21 billion Suns!

Check out the Daily Galaxy article here

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