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Offline Frank

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Black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
« on: December 11, 2008, 04:28:13 PM »
Unprecedented 16-Year Long Study Tracks Stars Orbiting Milky Way Black Hole.

It has been confirmed that there is a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy. It has at least 4,000,000 times the mass of the sun.

This link is a video. comes with music track that really gives it atmosphere.
http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/press-rel/pr-2008/video/vid-46e-08_POD.m4v

This link is the site. numerous video links here.
http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/press-rel/pr-2008/phot-46-08.html#esocast2

When you see stuff like this. The incredible distances involved. The billions of years that have come and gone. The immense energies that are being unleashed as we speak. It is almost beyond our ability to conceive it. Yet there it is, right in front of our eyes. This has been going on for billions of years before our puny solar system existed and it will still be going on for billions of years after it has gone. It's just amazing.
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Re: Black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2008, 07:16:08 PM »
I have heard of this and it is rather amamzing.  :)
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Re: Black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 10:42:22 PM »
It has been confirmed that there is a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy. It has at least 4,000,000 times the mass of the sun.

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Oh my goodness.  That is massive!
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Re: Black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 03:44:17 PM »
Didn't Modest Mouse write a song about this?  Or maybe it was Muse.  Probably both, now that I think about it.
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