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(Syfy)   A black hole ate a smaller black hole...or a neutron star, and burped so loudly it rocked the galaxy like a hurricane   (syfy.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Black hole, General relativity, Star, Galaxy, Mass, big black hole, Gravitational Wave, lopsided mass ratio  
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2020-06-24 6:14:22 PM  
So what I gather is, 800 million years ago a couple of heavenly bodies got their mass holes in an uproar but finally got together for ever after.
 
2020-06-24 7:03:30 PM  
So either black holes can exist smaller than we though, or neutron stars can get bigger than we though, or there's some class of object out there we just have no idea what it is?

Either way, the answer will be cool and important, well to us nerds at least.
 
2020-06-24 7:54:02 PM  
Many protons and electrons were liberated that day I can tell you.
 
2020-06-24 8:47:30 PM  
Revenge Of The Nerds - Booger meets Snotty
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2020-06-24 10:07:32 PM  

TommyDeuce: So either black holes can exist smaller than we though, or neutron stars can get bigger than we though, or there's some class of object out there we just have no idea what it is?

Either way, the answer will be cool and important, well to us nerds at least.


Astronomers know, percentage wise, next to nothing.If the visible universe were the size of a spherical cow of uniform density the size of the earth, humanity's millennia of searching the heavens would not have observed more than a few atoms' worth of this giant cowphere.

Who would do that to a cow anyway. Physicists, that who. Crazy bastards.
 
2020-06-24 10:08:42 PM  
No wonder they can't find dark matter. They're too busy making things into spheres of uniform density!
 
2020-06-24 10:42:33 PM  
The event itself is called GW190814 - GW for Gravitational Wave, followed by the date: 14 August, 2019.

Still haven't learned from Y2K
 
2020-06-25 1:09:08 AM  
Well, it's SyFy, so it begs asking what happens when the black hole collides with a neutron shark.
 
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