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First pictures of a black hole in space

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

  1. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Ah, my bad, I thought you were setting a challenge of within three posts of yours.

    I'll get my coat etc. :p
  2. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    instead of backing it up into the cloud, I guess it goes into a black hole instead?
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  3. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Yes, I know all that - which was my point.
  4. Jim Audiomisc

    Jim Audiomisc pfm Member

    I'm now wondering how we'd calculate the odd on getting a false cross-correlation out of this much data from so many sources (receivers). Getting BoJo and MayBot to agree seems rather more likely to arise. :)
  5. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

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    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod



  7. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

  8. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


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  9. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    Well, there's a whole universe out there beyond the little bitty tiny weeny part that happens to be visible, the bit between 380 to 740 nanometres. If you want to make an analogy to audio, that's less than one octave in frequency.

    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  10. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy


    i still have some kodak tech pan (ASA 25) in the freezer. i'd be glad to share that with katie (who is rather geeky-hot), along with a leica lens.
  11. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    The picture you saw is the meaningful representation of the radio telescope data that, incidentally, was stored on a half ton of hard drives.

  12. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    I know. It does not help.
  13. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Good to see John Michell's black hole prediction of 1783 verified at last ....
  14. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    It's quite possible that there's an entire different universe the other side of that black hole. Whether you'd survive the trip though, that's another matter...
  15. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

  16. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    A truly staggering achievement & a story that often receives the usual, almost comical response from both the public & media in general. I often see this kind of story stuck on the end of programmes as the light relief, which is staggering.

    We, as a species, must truly hate the thought of witnessing both our origins & our ultimate demise, it's the only explanation.
  17. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Naahh.. we is just 'avin a larf..innitt
  18. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    Whatever happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

  19. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Ahh but Joe... Does it?

    Anyway.. in all seriousness, I'm impressed by this achievement, whilst being simultaneously a little concerned at the apparent 'Phlogiston' approach to Astrophysics in general.

    As for the Israeli Moon Landing.. I daren't comment. I'm fundamentally a Labour man and would no doubt be branded AS whatever I said.
  20. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    Sorry, I meant Vegas.


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