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Offline bijou

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Milky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes: study
« on: January 10, 2008, 08:12:58 AM »
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CHICAGO (AFP) - Hundreds of rogue black holes may be roaming around the Milky Way waiting to engulf stars and planets that cross their path, US astronomers said Wednesday.

 
The astronomers believe these "intermediate mass" black holes are invisible except in rare circumstances and have been spawned by mergers of black holes within globular clusters -- swarms of stars held together by their mutual gravity.

These black holes are unlikely to pose a threat to Earth, but may engulf nebulae, stars and planets that stray into their paths, the researchers said.

"These rogue black holes are extremely unlikely to do any damage to us in the lifetime of the universe," said Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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I won't be adding this to the list of things I have to care about.  If we get swallowed up then it'll all be over.



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Re: Milky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes: study
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008, 08:26:22 AM »
At first I thought this was a thread about Britney Spears. :evillaugh:

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Re: Milky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes: study
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 08:52:10 AM »
I think I work with a few!
Let nothing trouble you,
Let nothing frighten you. 
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God never changes.
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God alone suffices.
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Re: Milky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes: study
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 10:42:23 AM »
"Rogue Black Holes"? What the hell are those? Regular Black Holes that live a life of crime? They go around stealing Intergallactic hub caps or something?
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Re: Milky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes: study
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008, 12:06:36 PM »
At first I thought this was a thread about Britney Spears. :evillaugh:
I thought it was about Cynthia McKinney.   :-)
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Re: Milky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes: study
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 12:12:15 PM »
"Rogue Black Holes"? What the hell are those? Regular Black Holes that live a life of crime? They go around stealing Intergallactic hub caps or something?

They steal candy from babies and tear the tags off of mattresses.
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Re: Milky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes: study
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 12:19:05 PM »
At first I thought this was a thread about Britney Spears. :evillaugh:
I thought it was about Cynthia McKinney.   :-)
Cynthia McKinney would be a swirling vortex of stupidity.



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Re: Milky Way could hold hundreds of rogue black holes: study
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 02:32:13 PM »
At first I thought this was a thread about Britney Spears. :evillaugh:
I thought it was about Cynthia McKinney.   :-)
Cynthia McKinney would be a swirling vortex of stupidity.

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