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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 11:07 a.m. PST


Two Black Holes collide.
3 whole solar masses converted into gravity waves. That would loosen my fillings.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

It would do a bit more to you than that. Lol


Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

Well that would be interesting to watch.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

……at a safe distance. Yikes!

Great War Ace Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

I emptied our swamp cooler reservoir and watched the whirlpool suck floating bits of stuff inward and then down the funnel. My imagination turned the floating bits into galaxies or whole universes, being pulled in the vortex, all unknowing to the life in each one, because it was all happening sooo slooowly. But as each bit of flotsam was drawn in closer, its speed increased, until at the very end, it was traveling very fast in a decreasing orbit that lasted less than a full revolution of the whirlpool before being sucked in and pulled down out of sight. Down below, of course, the bits of former flotsam were now deposited on the shingles of the roof and most of them were hastening, bumping along toward the gutter. Many never made it, but stayed stuck to the edges of the water track, where they would throughout the day dry out and break up and turn to dust. Those bits that made it to the gutter would either stay there and also dry out or they made it to the downspout and ended up far below, merging with the grass roots, etc. And so it goes with the multiverse. Only our 'satiable imaginations come close to capturing what is really going on, from a godlike perspective; while other "gods" are watching our approaching demise with superior detachment……………….

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 8:09 a.m. PST

Nice story, but Black Holes don't work via the Coriolis effect. There is no drain to spin down.


I'd expect God to say, "That's odd, that's not the way it's supposed to work".

Great War Ace Inactive Member30 Sep 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

That's the way that Disney makes (made) black holes work.

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