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(Forbes)   No, there isn't a black hole at the center of the Earth   (forbes.com) divider line
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2020-09-30 3:26:03 AM  
Can we please never link to forbes for a scientific explanation of anything. I am now dumber for having read that
 
2020-09-30 3:28:55 AM  
No one should need that explained to them.
 
2020-09-30 4:00:56 AM  
Seriously though. I understand this was peer reviewed.
 
2020-09-30 4:23:15 AM  
Maybe there should be
 
2020-09-30 4:52:12 AM  

Alphax: No one should need that explained to them.


Bro.. Do you even 2020?!?
 
2020-09-30 4:53:41 AM  

uttertosh: Alphax: No one should need that explained to them.

Bro.. Do you even 2020?!?


Not by choice.
 
2020-09-30 5:04:29 AM  
...There may not be a black hole at the center of the Earth, but there's a little black spot on the sun today.
 
2020-09-30 5:05:27 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: ...There may not be a black hole at the center of the Earth, but there's a little black spot on the sun today.


..'that's my soul up there'..
 
2020-09-30 5:09:04 AM  
Yeah, but it's still gotta be pretty dark down there.
 
2020-09-30 5:12:44 AM  
Obviously not. Its a mini sun to provide light to the dinosaurs who  live inside the hallow Earth.
 
2020-09-30 5:14:48 AM  

MythDragon: Obviously not. Its a mini sun to provide light to the dinosaurs who  live inside the hallow Earth.


That's Mystaria..

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2020-09-30 5:26:18 AM  
I thought the black hole was Wall Street?  Something Forbes knows more about than science.
 
2020-09-30 5:28:42 AM  

PaulRB: I thought the black hole was Wall Street?  Something Forbes knows more about than science.


No thats just a black spot. The black hole is trumps financials
 
2020-09-30 5:37:32 AM  

Breaker Moran: Yeah, but it's still gotta be pretty dark down there.


Actually, at 6000 C the molten metal core is white hot meaning it's glowing white.
 
2020-09-30 5:44:54 AM  
Ethan, we know you keep submitting your articles.
 
2020-09-30 6:43:56 AM  
According to Flight Simulator, there is.

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2020-09-30 6:59:04 AM  
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2020-09-30 7:08:17 AM  

wademh: Actually, at 6000 C the molten metal core is white hot meaning it's glowing white.

The inner core is solid.  It's one of the astounding facts of geology -- the temperature is so incredibly high that it's glowing white-hot, but the pressure is so mind-boggling that 5700K isn't enough to exceed the core's melting point [at that pressure].
 
2020-09-30 7:19:13 AM  
Of course there's no black hole the center of the Earth. Kirk destroyed the laser before they could drop it in.
 
2020-09-30 7:44:33 AM  
Fun with black holes...

I Put a 1mm Size Black Hole Next to Earth and This Happened - Universe Sandbox 2
Youtube h3KOmt9onvc
 
2020-09-30 7:45:00 AM  
So, Ethan disproved that it can't be such a miniscule black hole that it would exist only for like a pico pico pico pico nano second, barely surpassing Plank time.

Peachy, but does it really have to be such a quantum scale black hole? Why not Randall Munroe this thing and figure out how big the black hole had to be to sustain itself and then figure out What If that was in the center of the Earth. Would have have been a way more useful and way more entertaining read than this one.
 
2020-09-30 7:55:40 AM  
Then explain how come theres gravity here!  That didn't just come outta nowhere!
 
2020-09-30 8:12:08 AM  

Alphax: uttertosh: Alphax: No one should need that explained to them.

Bro.. Do you even 2020?!?

Not by choice.


Well, technically, you do have a choice.
 
2020-09-30 8:12:37 AM  

nekom: Then explain how come theres gravity here!  That didn't just come outta nowhere!


It's the result of Lizard-men and Nazis fighting for control of the hollow earth.
 
2020-09-30 8:12:38 AM  
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2020-09-30 8:13:37 AM  

Quantumbunny: So, Ethan disproved that it can't be such a miniscule black hole that it would exist only for like a pico pico pico pico nano second, barely surpassing Plank time.


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WHAT PLANK TIME MIGHT LOOK LIKE.
 
2020-09-30 8:17:21 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: ...There may not be a black hole at the center of the Earth, but there's a little black spot on the sun today.


Which is *EXCELLENT* news.   It means that we're starting the new solar cycle.  We've been at the bottom of the worst solar cycle in literally 200 years.

For those of us who use HF radio to talk to people hundreds and thousands of miles away, it's been difficult these last couple of sunspot-less years.
 
2020-09-30 8:25:57 AM  

OkieDookie: nekom: Then explain how come theres gravity here!  That didn't just come outta nowhere!

It's the result of Lizard-men and Nazis fighting for control of the hollow earth.


A smart? Really?
 
2020-09-30 8:32:08 AM  

Quantumbunny: So, Ethan disproved that it can't be such a miniscule black hole that it would exist only for like a pico pico pico pico nano second, barely surpassing Plank time.

Peachy, but does it really have to be such a quantum scale black hole? Why not Randall Munroe this thing and figure out how big the black hole had to be to sustain itself and then figure out What If that was in the center of the Earth. Would have have been a way more useful and way more entertaining read than this one.


He sort of covers that in the TFA.

Below a certain mass, black holes will just evaporate if they can't acquire enough mass, due to Hawking radiation. So a black hole inside the earth would have to be acquiring mass constantly, but it can"t acquire enough in time to avoid evaporating.  Apparently, this is a problem for any black hole that could fit in the Earth, down to the quantum limit. But we don't get to see his math work.
 
2020-09-30 8:33:20 AM  
Well, duh. If the flat circle we lived on had a black hole in the middle, we'd ALL see it...
 
2020-09-30 8:41:04 AM  

Animatronik: Quantumbunny: So, Ethan disproved that it can't be such a miniscule black hole that it would exist only for like a pico pico pico pico nano second, barely surpassing Plank time.

Peachy, but does it really have to be such a quantum scale black hole? Why not Randall Munroe this thing and figure out how big the black hole had to be to sustain itself and then figure out What If that was in the center of the Earth. Would have have been a way more useful and way more entertaining read than this one.

He sort of covers that in the TFA.

Below a certain mass, black holes will just evaporate if they can't acquire enough mass, due to Hawking radiation. So a black hole inside the earth would have to be acquiring mass constantly, but it can"t acquire enough in time to avoid evaporating.  Apparently, this is a problem for any black hole that could fit in the Earth, down to the quantum limit. But we don't get to see his math work.


Not that most of us could follow it.

Though when I was a teenager, I did calculate my Schwartzchild radius.

Why, no, I didn't have a girlfriend.  Why do you ask?
 
2020-09-30 8:43:06 AM  

Animatronik: Quantumbunny: So, Ethan disproved that it can't be such a miniscule black hole that it would exist only for like a pico pico pico pico nano second, barely surpassing Plank time.

Peachy, but does it really have to be such a quantum scale black hole? Why not Randall Munroe this thing and figure out how big the black hole had to be to sustain itself and then figure out What If that was in the center of the Earth. Would have have been a way more useful and way more entertaining read than this one.

He sort of covers that in the TFA.

Below a certain mass, black holes will just evaporate if they can't acquire enough mass, due to Hawking radiation. So a black hole inside the earth would have to be acquiring mass constantly, but it can"t acquire enough in time to avoid evaporating.  Apparently, this is a problem for any black hole that could fit in the Earth, down to the quantum limit. But we don't get to see his math work.


I dunno, I only see him trying to find the tiniest black hole feasible to exist in the universe. Not the minimum side a black hole would need to be to sustain, and certainly not the largest you could put in the core of the Earth.

I think his goal was to disprove a single junk article's claim from a fairly crappy journal. Which is fine, but then you have to leave with what the claim is, which he doesn't do.

Instead he tried to find the smallest possible black hole according to physics and discredits that from being what's in the center of the Earth. It's a sloppy job.
 
2020-09-30 8:44:15 AM  

dittybopper: Quantumbunny: So, Ethan disproved that it can't be such a miniscule black hole that it would exist only for like a pico pico pico pico nano second, barely surpassing Plank time.

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WHAT PLANK TIME MIGHT LOOK LIKE.


Oh my God, you've discovered Plank Temperature as well. Hang on, let me write up a quick nomination for you to the Nobel committee.
 
2020-09-30 8:58:14 AM  

Quantumbunny: dittybopper: Quantumbunny: So, Ethan disproved that it can't be such a miniscule black hole that it would exist only for like a pico pico pico pico nano second, barely surpassing Plank time.

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WHAT PLANK TIME MIGHT LOOK LIKE.

Oh my God, you've discovered Plank Temperature as well. Hang on, let me write up a quick nomination for you to the Nobel committee.


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2020-09-30 9:10:50 AM  
That's exactly what the lizard people want you to think.
 
2020-09-30 9:16:00 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: ...There may not be a black hole at the center of the Earth, but there's a little black spot on the sun today.


So you're saying Earth's black hole went on vacation to the sun when we we decided to check if it was home?  Jesus, what crimes have we been turning a blind eye to?!
 
2020-09-30 9:41:44 AM  

Nimbull: Fun with black holes...

[YouTube video: I Put a 1mm Size Black Hole Next to Earth and This Happened - Universe Sandbox 2]


Graystillplays.

One can always rely on him finding the most f*cked up ways to wipe out planets, kill billions, and crash a game in a single video.
 
2020-09-30 9:43:43 AM  

OkieDookie: nekom: Then explain how come theres gravity here!  That didn't just come outta nowhere!

It's the result of Lizard-men and Nazis fighting for control of the hollow earth.


John Quincy Adams was ahead of his times when he wanted to make treaties with the Mole People living inside the Earth.

And the Reptilians and the Nazis are working together as a super-evil group against the Agarthians.
 
2020-09-30 9:44:35 AM  

clkeagle: Well, duh. If the flat circle we lived on had a black hole in the middle, we'd ALL see it...


The giant space cat would have knocked it off as well. Or swiped humanity inside of it by now.
 
2020-09-30 9:51:41 AM  
All right but what's at the center of the universe? Or, in other words, the region in which the Big Bang originated? I went and googled the question before posting...

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2020-09-30 10:10:17 AM  

chitownmike: Can we please never link to forbes for a scientific explanation of anything. I am now dumber for having read that


Can  you tell us, specifically, what is wrong with the article, how it is incorrect? Curious minds, etc.
 
2020-09-30 10:12:53 AM  

MythDragon: Obviously not. Its a mini sun to provide light to the dinosaurs who  live inside the hallow Earth.


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And Nazis. Don't forget the Nazis.
 
2020-09-30 10:17:54 AM  

eyeq360: Graystillplays.


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2020-09-30 10:31:05 AM  

Eravior: All right but what's at the center of the universe? Or, in other words, the region in which the Big Bang originated? I went and googled the question before posting...

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You're begging the question

/hey I think I used that correctly for once!
 
2020-09-30 10:42:27 AM  

Eravior: All right but what's at the center of the universe? Or, in other words, the region in which the Big Bang originated? I went and googled the question before posting...

That is. . . technically correct.  The Earth is the center of all that can be observed from Earth, because duh.

The universe itself, however, doesn't seem to have any sort of "center" as we know it.  The Big Bang didn't originate from somewhere; it's the expansion of space itself.
 
2020-09-30 11:24:55 AM  

dragonchild: Eravior: All right but what's at the center of the universe? Or, in other words, the region in which the Big Bang originated? I went and googled the question before posting...
That is. . . technically correct.  The Earth is the center of all that can be observed from Earth, because duh.

The universe itself, however, doesn't seem to have any sort of "center" as we know it.  The Big Bang didn't originate from somewhere; it's the expansion of space itself.



At first I thought the same thing but that was an answer for a different question. Kind of like:

"Can an adult dog kill an adult wolf?"

"A chihuahua can't."

Well I suppose if the wolf chokes on it as it's devouring the chihuahua.

"Can an adult dog kill an adult wolf in a fight?"

"A chihuahua could if the wolf's limbs are removed and its mouth is wired shut."

Okay. This isn't going so well.

/Thanks for the clarification on the other part.
 
2020-09-30 11:38:24 AM  
pfft, like I'd trust Forbes on something like this!
 
2020-09-30 11:41:06 AM  

dragonchild: Eravior: All right but what's at the center of the universe? Or, in other words, the region in which the Big Bang originated? I went and googled the question before posting...
That is. . . technically correct.  The Earth is the center of all that can be observed from Earth, because duh.

The universe itself, however, doesn't seem to have any sort of "center" as we know it.  The Big Bang didn't originate from somewhere; it's the expansion of space itself.


You're correct, but you can say for the same reasons that everywhere is the center of the Universe, or, more specifically, you're the center of the Universe
 
2020-09-30 11:49:38 AM  

New Farkin User Name: You're correct, but you can say for the same reasons that everywhere is the center of the Universe, or, more specifically, you're the center of the Universe

Well, no one would stop you, but that's not a meaningful statement so much as just being a prick.
 
2020-09-30 11:57:27 AM  

New Farkin User Name: or, more specifically, you're the center of the Universe


Mom?
 
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