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First pictures of a black hole in space

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gavreid, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    No truth in the rumour that this is just the sun shining out of JC's 4r5e, then?
  3. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    ‘The image gives the first direct glimpse of a black hole’s accretion disk, a fuzzy doughnut-shaped ring of gas and dust...’

    If anyone needs a description of me in future I will now say ‘imagine a black hole’s accretion disk.’ Although I suppose ‘shaped by doughnuts’ would be better than ‘doughnut-shaped’ in my case.

    (Note to Grauniad journos - Why not ‘disc’?)
  4. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    No, light doesn't shine out of these things ;)
  5. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    This is what happens if you divide by zero. You've been warned!

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  6. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

  7. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Imagine combining that with a mobius strip?
  8. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Funny, I just get NaN. You hardware types are so over dramatic.
  9. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Oh, but I wanted a naan.

    Omm nom nom nom...

  10. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    I'm just glad that sucker is as far away as it is!
  11. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Yank and jackbarron like this.
  12. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    If we where at the movies we would all be shouting "Focus"

  13. herb

    herb music live

    Interesting but so what? This big scientific universe seems very negative to me. As a mere human I am not that impressed, So cold.
  14. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    The Event Horizon looks like a smiley. But as JohnR has pointed out elsewhere, the black hole itself could be Brexit.

  15. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Maybe it's a dosa, from end-on?
    Joe P likes this.
  16. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I think it's fascinating that something to emerge from the theory of relativity, i.e. from human thought alone, that Einstein himself couldn't comprehend, has now been imaged from earth.
    Mr Cat, herb and Joe P like this.
  17. herb

    herb music live

  18. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  19. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I think it existed pre being thought of...
  20. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Sure but who knew?
    Mr Cat likes this.

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