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2005-01-05 07:02:32 PM
The numbers involved are just staggering. The bubbles themselves are six times the width of our galaxy, and the gas cloud they formed in even larger. Trillions of solar masses. Absolutely amazing.
2005-01-05 07:14:04 PM
"While the black hole feasts, a lot of incoming gas is ejected violently back into the galaxy along the black hole's axis of rotation."

I could have sworn that read ass the first time I read it.
2005-01-05 07:16:28 PM
Good God, that's enormous.
2005-01-05 07:43:17 PM
Juansmith: Good God, that's enormous.

ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-05 08:11:34 PM
2005-01-05 08:41:36 PM
Okay, I cannot wrap my mind around this without some serious drug-enhanced cognition.

The universe is just farking fantastic.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-05 09:03:29 PM
2005-01-05 09:17:20 PM
Nice headline
2005-01-05 09:19:36 PM
There must be a mistake, Genesis says nothing about "space bubbles."
2005-01-05 09:23:14 PM
Maybe God is tired of us after all.
2005-01-05 09:25:45 PM
Okay, I cannot wrap my mind around this without some serious drug-enhanced cognition

I HAVE a seriously drug-enhanced cognition right now...trust me, it doesn't help...

/holy sheeeyit!
2005-01-05 09:29:41 PM
All of you marvelling at the universe and acting all impressed should be thanking me for imagining the whole thing for you.

//Not really
2005-01-05 09:29:45 PM
2005-01-05 09:31:35 PM
That's where the Great Old Ones live. When they're not hanging out in Ryleh of course.
2005-01-05 09:31:39 PM
Juansmith: Good God, that's enormous.

If only i had a dollar for every time i've heard that
2005-01-05 09:33:34 PM
/Had to be said
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-05 09:33:41 PM
If only i had a dollar for every time i've heard that

Could you afford TotalFark?
2005-01-05 09:35:29 PM
2005-01-05 09:35:37 PM
ZAZ: Could you afford TotalFark?

Yes, ZAZ but my work would become far less productive
2005-01-05 09:36:41 PM
The universe began five thousand years ago with the big bang. All the matter in existence, which had been compacted in a tiny ball, explosively flew apart. No one knows what caused it, but kids playing with matches is suspected.

As the primordial matter spread out, it began to coalesce into the celestial objects we know today - galaxies, stars, planets and dust bunnies.
2005-01-05 09:37:42 PM
Wrapping my my mind around this serious drug-enhanced cognition as we speak.

2005-01-05 09:43:00 PM
Super massive black hole creates bubbles in the universe, blames dog - - - who wants steak.
2005-01-05 09:45:05 PM
On another note, that was a decent headline submitter.
2005-01-05 09:46:27 PM
2005-01-05 09:46:55 PM
Now, if only a tiny sliver of all that energy could be sent over this way to cook this farking ball of dirt maybe, just maybe, I could have quiet, farking night's sleep over here!
2005-01-05 09:49:21 PM

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2005-01-05 09:50:27 PM
2005-01-05 09:52:28 PM
Invisible to telescopic eye.
Infinity, the star that would not die..
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-05 09:55:01 PM

Scale Cygnus X-1 up by a factor of a billion and you have a central black hole in a large galaxy.
2005-01-05 09:55:05 PM
2005-01-05 09:56:48 PM
2005-01-05 09:57:33 PM
Even though it makes my brain BLEED, I could read about this stuff all damn day.
2005-01-05 09:59:15 PM
National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array

How creative.

/my employer would call it NRAOVLA. Acronym freaks.
2005-01-05 10:00:21 PM
Who wrote that headline? I just spit beer out my nose! You owe me a beer!

2005-01-05 10:00:25 PM
Laughed at the hedline... then cryied once I realized I needed socket puppets to get the article...

/but still... dog farts are funny as human farts =)
2005-01-05 10:02:54 PM
There's one!
2005-01-05 10:03:08 PM

My mind boggles trying to comprehend distances on this scale. Even if we could travel at the speed of light, it would take 650,000 years to travel across one of the "bubbles".
2005-01-05 10:03:08 PM
damn... I meant sock puppets...

/which proves my ponint
2005-01-05 10:07:22 PM
I bet blowing a bubble that big requires a lot of gum.
2005-01-05 10:08:38 PM

Reading those articles gives me the urge to change my profession. Even if there isn't jobs in the midwest for such things. Absolutely fascinating, thanks for the links.
2005-01-05 10:08:50 PM
I hope this doesn't cause a resonance cascade.
2005-01-05 10:17:41 PM
I for one think we need to mobilize our nation's military against this Axis of Rotation immediately.
2005-01-05 10:20:44 PM
2005-01-05 10:20:44 PM
The sizes of the two cavities indicate the power of the eruption, Nulsen said. They are each about 650,000 light-years across. A light-year is about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion kilometers).

3,900,000,000,000,000 miles.

Now thats just .

Once my mind starts beginning to attempt to understand such things, it becomes just as feasible for some astronomer to say that these bubbles we're caused by collective flatulence from various alien races.
2005-01-05 10:20:57 PM
Good headline.
2005-01-05 10:28:27 PM

Did you have to Godwin this thread?
2005-01-05 10:30:17 PM
I saw this in a movie once.

2005-01-05 10:35:32 PM
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-05 10:42:45 PM

(click to enlarge)
Keep in mind, that line is coming out of a large galaxy.
2005-01-05 10:45:16 PM
From article: The eruption has been ongoing for some 100 million years, astronomers said Wednesday.

Talk about old news.
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