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(Fox News)   Black-hole bonanza discovered near Earth*. (* By "near Earth", they mean in the Andromeda galaxy)   (foxnews.com) divider line 25
    More: Spiffy, black holes, Earth, Andromeda Galaxy, supermassive black holes, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Center for Astrophysics, neutron stars, Milky Way  
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2013-06-13 11:57:18 AM  
"Black hole bonanza" porn movie in 5... 4... 3..
 
2013-06-13 12:02:12 PM  
That's up to 1% closer than the other leading brand galaxy.
 
2013-06-13 12:02:39 PM  
I'm not sure that's spiffy because I don't enjoy being time-distorted and spaghettied into a singularity. It ruins my day every time.
 
2013-06-13 12:14:02 PM  
As long as the Q keep their civil war in that galaxy, I'm ok with this.
 
2013-06-13 12:14:08 PM  
They're bringing back Flavor of Love?
 
2013-06-13 12:15:43 PM  
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Something something Andromeda Galaxy something something black hole something something pissed-off Michael Forrest.

/thank you, William Ware Theiss
 
2013-06-13 12:20:33 PM  
I don't get it. This headline and at least one of the redlit ones make light of FN's insistence that this is "near Earth".

1) I saw nothing in TFA like that, other than references to Andromeda as a "neighboring galaxy"
2) which it very much is - the end of the Milky Way is by way of freaky celestial copulation with Sexy Neighbor Annie to form Milk-dromeda
 
2013-06-13 12:21:55 PM  
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Black hole goes WHERE?
 
2013-06-13 12:22:16 PM  
That's what happens when Andromeda unloads her Nova bombs.

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2013-06-13 12:32:20 PM  

whither_apophis: "Black hole bonanza" porn movie in 5... 4... 3..


Starring Lisa Ann, Sasha Grey and Lexington Steele?
 
2013-06-13 12:51:26 PM  

Dr Dreidel: I don't get it. This headline and at least one of the redlit ones make light of FN's insistence that this is "near Earth".

1) I saw nothing in TFA like that, other than references to Andromeda as a "neighboring galaxy"
2) which it very much is - the end of the Milky Way is by way of freaky celestial copulation with Sexy Neighbor Annie to form Milk-dromeda


"Near Earth" is in the headline at the link. I guess that's the reference. In the grand scheme of the universe, it is near Earth.

I'd rather make fun of this from TFA: "Black holes, which emit almost no light themselves,"

Apparently, the author has discovered some kind of black holes that emit small amounts of light. Now isn't that interesting? I mean moronic. Isn't that moronic?
 
2013-06-13 01:26:26 PM  

FarkingReading: I'd rather make fun of this from TFA: "Black holes, which emit almost no light themselves,"

Apparently, the author has discovered some kind of black holes that emit small amounts of light. Now isn't that interesting? I mean moronic. Isn't that moronic?


Hawking radiation, which doesn't count as "light" (and certainly not "visible light", which is what I think the author was looking for), though it is "information". Maybe the author was thinking of the X-rays emitted by the accretion disk (not visible light, and not technically emitted by the black hole itself)?
 
2013-06-13 01:30:59 PM  
Dr Dreidel:maybe the author was thinking

I believe you're giving the author too much credit.
 
2013-06-13 01:41:40 PM  

FarkingReading: Dr Dreidel:maybe the author was thinking

I believe you're giving the author too much credit.


Heh. I meant to snark on FN, but it must have got lost during editing.
 
2013-06-13 01:48:36 PM  
img1.fark.netimg1.fark.netBlack holes found in local area, reported to be sucking in welfare at an alarming rate
 
2013-06-13 02:00:26 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: whither_apophis: "Black hole bonanza" porn movie in 5... 4... 3..

Starring Lisa Ann, Sasha Grey and Lexington Steele?


These actresses are relevant to my interest, but further research is needed.

/"butt further" heheheheheh
 
2013-06-13 02:15:46 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Something something Andromeda Galaxy something something black hole something something pissed-off Michael Forrest.

/thank you, William Ware Theiss


The degree to which a costume is considered sexy is directly proportional to how accident prone it appears to be. Pure genius.
 
2013-06-13 02:20:52 PM  
Subby, compared to other things in the universe, Andromeda is very near.
 
2013-06-13 02:27:35 PM  

gnosis301: Subby, compared to other things in the universe, Andromeda is very near.


The Andromeda galaxy is near our galaxy. It is not near the Earth.
 
2013-06-13 03:11:44 PM  
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2013-06-13 03:17:21 PM  

xria: gnosis301: Subby, compared to other things in the universe, Andromeda is very near.

The Andromeda galaxy is near our galaxy. It is not near the Earth.


Andromeda is about 2,538,000 light-years away from Earth. Considering the total size of the universe is something like 93 billion light-years (or 36,643x the distance from Earth to Andromeda), it's like being across town.

// if the Earth is 24,900 miles around, 1/36,643rd of that is ~2/3 of a mile
// SCIENCE!
// I hope I did the math right...
 
2013-06-13 03:23:43 PM  

Dr Dreidel: xria: gnosis301: Subby, compared to other things in the universe, Andromeda is very near.

The Andromeda galaxy is near our galaxy. It is not near the Earth.

Andromeda is about 2,538,000 light-years away from Earth. Considering the total size of the universe is something like 93 billion light-years (or 36,643x the distance from Earth to Andromeda), it's like being across town.

// if the Earth is 24,900 miles around, 1/36,643rd of that is ~2/3 of a mile
// SCIENCE!
// I hope I did the math right...


This is why I cancelled my weekend plans.
 
2013-06-14 01:27:37 AM  
Somebody was mighty wasteful with the Black Shark missiles.

/pretty obscure
 
2013-06-14 07:51:47 AM  
For God's sake, somebody activate the Omega-13!
 
2013-06-14 12:52:12 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Hawking radiation, which doesn't count as "light" (and certainly not "visible light", which is what I think the author was looking for),


Hawking radiation does count as "light" (or rather, the majority of Hawking radiation that consists of photons).  Technically, some of that radiation is in the visible spectrum, although it's a very tiny amount since the blackbody temperature is so low.
 
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