Not one but *two* supermassive black holes discovered in another galaxy.

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  1. Jack Briggs

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    Try to let the linked story sink in for moment after reading it. This is really science-fictiony stuff. It inspires awe to ponder this verified finding of binary supermassive black holes. Words don't do justice.
    http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=9846
     
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    Wow!

    Jack, you find some of the most interesting things.
     
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  4. Jack Briggs

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    Funny, Dennis. It hit me in ... waves. [​IMG]
     
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    Will the science talked about in the story be too dense for some people?
     
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    Whenever these subjects come up I find it impossible to pull myself away.
     
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    I have a question regarding the timeframes mentioned. The article mentioned that the merger should happen in the next couple hundred million years. It later stated that the galaxy was 400 million light years away.

    Doesn't this mean that the huge "event" that is supposed to happen has likely already happened? After all, we are seeing the galaxy as it existed 400 million years ago. Or was that delay already factored in?
     
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    There's a couple holes in that story... [​IMG]
    That's a very good question, Brian.
     
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    I don't know why I always get sucked into these threads but its very cool non the less
     
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    This thread is light years beyond my understanding of space.
     
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    I imagine the delay was already figured in.

    The real question is, with such cataclysmic events on the way, should we still upgrade?
     
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    I've already decreed (it's official!) that no Apocalyptic event that will affect Earth can happen before mid-2004.
    (There, now we have the Matrix sequels, Return of the King and Star Wars: Episode III covered. Y'all can breathe easy)
    (edited for, uh, spelling. Your Queen of the Universe is a lousy speller)
     
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    Hmmm, now I personally can name three super-massive black holes. These two and my 401k!
    By the way, let me be the first to thank the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Universe" for delaying Apocalyptic events [​IMG] Thats why she is the Queen!
     
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    Does this mean we might die?


    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    On a more serious note, this is very interesting.
     
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    I can't get the link to work.
     
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    Just did for me, Dome. Try again. (I'm posting at 11:30 p.m. PST.)
     
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    But this is only the first they`ve found. Given the vastness of the universe, I can't imagine that a collision hasn`t already occurred somewhere else. We just haven't observed it yet.

    Ian
     
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