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(Salon)   Black hole may have sent star cluster hurtling toward Earth. EVERYBODY PANIC (IN SEVERAL TRILLION YEARS)   (salon.com) divider line 17
    More: Interesting, black holes, star clusters, Andromeda Galaxy, Earth, Doppler shift, elliptical galaxy, Milky Way, globular clusters  
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2014-03-14 10:05:39 AM
Right, I'll just leave a note for my great great great great great great great great great x trillion grandchildren to panic.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-14 10:08:59 AM
The "big rip" will stop it before it hits. And then kill us all.
 
2014-03-14 10:12:21 AM
Andromeda is coming sooner.
 
2014-03-14 10:48:23 AM
Asteroids and comets weren't enough huh? Now we have to worry about entire star clusters and galaxies hitting the Earth! It's like we're in a shooting gallery and the entire universe is taking aim! The end times are upon us! Repent! And kiss your arse goodbye.

/don't know how I'll ever get to sleep tonight
 
2014-03-14 10:48:56 AM
The Hind-most will know what to do.
 
2014-03-14 11:15:01 AM

albatros183: The Hind-most will know what to do.


I don't think showing the cluster the bottom of your third hoof will do much good.
 
2014-03-14 11:33:23 AM
I guess we don't need FTL capabilites anymore if the universe is going to slingshot itself at us.
 
2014-03-14 11:41:01 AM
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/cool story
 
2014-03-14 11:56:38 AM
Uhh...would the even the Earth exist by then?
 
2014-03-14 01:22:53 PM
Reynolds was right.

Just hope it ends better than his Revelation Space books.
 
2014-03-14 02:38:50 PM

Virtual Pariah: Reynolds was right.

Just hope it ends better than his Revelation Space books.


Shut Your Hole! I'm reading the series now.
 
2014-03-14 03:50:21 PM

jaybeezey: Virtual Pariah: Reynolds was right.

Just hope it ends better than his Revelation Space books.

Shut Your Hole! I'm reading the series now.


Hope you enjoy them.

I loved the series and won't spoil a thing. Let me know your thoughts once you finish.
 
2014-03-14 04:15:19 PM
And yet there's so much empty space between stars that the odds of any direct collisions are practically zero.
 
2014-03-14 08:13:14 PM

anfrind: And yet there's so much empty space between stars that the odds of any direct collisions are practically zero.


As it says in TFA, blue-shift means something is coming closer, but it probably has sideways motion too, imperceptible until it gets closer, and will miss us by interstellar distances.
 
2014-03-14 10:10:28 PM
We'd better get a move on.
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2014-03-14 11:33:21 PM

Nem Wan: anfrind: And yet there's so much empty space between stars that the odds of any direct collisions are practically zero.

As it says in TFA, blue-shift means something is coming closer, but it probably has sideways motion too, imperceptible until it gets closer, and will miss us by interstellar distances.


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2014-03-14 11:58:27 PM
Trillion?  Oh thank god; I thought you said million
 
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