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GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member26 May 2017 10:40 a.m. PST

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'It's not everyday that you get to witness the birth of a black hole, and yet that it precisely what scientists believe they've seen.

Using the Hubble telescope along with others NASA's scientists were able to watch as a star 25 times more massive than our own crumpled into a black hole.'

Science in action… incredible to record something like this as it happens.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

That happens in Hollywood all the time! :)

Dan
PS. Specially when they start believing that their personal opinions on other subjects should somehow become overwhelmingly important to the rest of us.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member26 May 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

But perhaps slightly better than the ramblings of teenage pop stars…

(include in that much older pop stars who still think of themselves as teenagers!)

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

I think they missed it. They just blinked and it wasn't there any more.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 5:02 p.m. PST

Or maybe it was never there. The early records had specks all over them where someone had sneezed*.

Dan
* Would they ever admit to such a scenario, I wonder. :)

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 5:59 p.m. PST

Uh-oh. After reading "Pandora's Star", this has me worried.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member26 May 2017 7:04 p.m. PST

Wow, I saw the title to this thread and thought somebody wrote a biography about my ex-wife.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 8:11 p.m. PST

incredible to record something like this as it happens.

Not "as it happens", since that would have occurred millions of light years ago?

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 May 2017 1:50 a.m. PST

True… but I think that comes under the heading of nit picking…

PaddySinclair27 May 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

Nah, nit picking would have been pointing out that light years are a measurement of distance, not time ;)

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 5:35 a.m. PST

But I bet I could get there in less than 12 parsecs!

(And yeah, I know, so don't bother. Revisionism-- sheesh!)

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

You people in the Alpha Quadrant crack me up.

Dan

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 3:49 p.m. PST

……since that would have occurred millions of light years ago?

Yes, it is 20 light years away and not ago. The WIKI entry to N6946-BH1:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N6946-BH1

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 May 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

'Nah, nit picking would have been pointing out that light years are a measurement of distance, not time ;)'

Yes, misread that one didn't I?

JSchutt02 Jun 2017 3:29 a.m. PST

….or they could just keep an eye on Hollywood….

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