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Massive black hole found
#1
yah, keep your own witty, self-deprecating joke to yourself.

Astronomers spotted the black hole, the most distant ever found, sitting inside a bright object so far away that the light had been traveling for 13 billion years before reaching Earth.

Take that, you flat-earther, Bible-aged 4000 year old universe spouters!

Quote:The monster black hole looks to be about 800 million times as massive as our sun, and astronomers can't understand how such a behemoth could have already formed just 690 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was just 5 percent of its current age.
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#2
This stuff just blows my mind.

But the one existential question that always shuts me up and makes me want to hide my head under the bed is this one: When you reach the end of everything, what's on the other side?
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#3
there are no other sides, all is present - past present future. Just have to "see" it all. See the Denis Villeneuve movie Arrival. Very entertaining without the big boom explosions typical of alien meets world movies.
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(12-06-2017, 05:28 PM)PleaseReportToTheFrontDesk Wrote: This stuff just blows my mind.

But the one existential question that always shuts me up and makes me want to hide my head under the bed is this one: When you reach the end of everything, what's on the other side?

If you're traveling along the surface of a sphere, do you ever reach the end?
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#5
No, but a sphere would have an inside and an outside, wouldn't it?

The notion of an infinite universe bounded in space is virtually impossible to wrap your head around. You can sort of get it with numbers - ie. there's an infinite number of numbers between 1 and 2. But even there, there's something outside those boundaries.
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#6
I thought this was going to be a report from Trump's cardiologist.
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(12-06-2017, 06:41 PM)chootspa Wrote: If you're traveling along the surface of a sphere, do you ever reach the end?

But the universe is not a sphere. It's a plain, is it not? We'll have to ask star man Neil Tyson.
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