Jump to content



Photo

Astronomers Find Biggest Black Hole Ever

ngc 1277 university of texas hubble space telescope astronomy

  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 63,512 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 29 November 2012 - 19:26

Astronomers have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever known in a small galaxy about 250 million light-years from Earth, scientists say.

The supermassive black hole has a mass equivalent to 17 billion suns and is located inside the galaxy NGC 1277 in the constellation Perseus. It makes up about 14 percent of its host galaxy's mass, compared with the 0.1 percent a normal black hole would represent, scientists said.

"This is a really oddball galaxy," said study team member Karl Gebhardt of the University of Texas at Austin in a statement. "It's almost all black hole. This could be the first object in a new class of galaxy-black hole systems."

The giant black hole is about 11 times as wide as the orbit of Neptune around our sun, researchers said. The mass is so far above normal that the scientists took a year to double-check and submit their research paper for publication, according to the study's lead author, Remco van den Bosch.

more


#2 Crisp

Crisp

    To infinity and beyond

  • 5,529 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 10
  • Location: 127.0.0.1

Posted 29 November 2012 - 19:32

I wonder what's inside.

#3 M_Lyons10

M_Lyons10

    Neowinian Senior

  • 13,932 posts
  • Joined: 21-October 08
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Posted 29 November 2012 - 19:36

I wonder what's inside.


Probably the Microverse... lol

#4 +warwagon

warwagon

    Only you can prevent forest fires.

  • 27,212 posts
  • Joined: 30-November 01
  • Location: Iowa

Posted 29 November 2012 - 19:37

Event Horizon anyone?

#5 OP Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 63,512 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 29 November 2012 - 19:49

I wonder what's inside.


A tunnel to another Dimension ;)

#6 +fusi0n

fusi0n

    Don't call it a come back

  • 3,928 posts
  • Joined: 08-July 04
  • OS: OSX 10.9\Windows 10\Ubuntu
  • Phone: LG G3

Posted 29 November 2012 - 19:50

maybe

#7 benplace

benplace

    Neowinian

  • 1,379 posts
  • Joined: 26-March 05

Posted 29 November 2012 - 19:59

I wonder what's inside.


We are...

#8 Luis Mazza

Luis Mazza

    Neowinian

  • 1,733 posts
  • Joined: 11-January 09
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Posted 29 November 2012 - 20:03

We gotta go there someday... :pirate:

#9 Reverend Spam

Reverend Spam

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,949 posts
  • Joined: 16-April 05
  • Location: Providence, RI, US
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Phone: Droid Bionic

Posted 29 November 2012 - 20:05

I didn't do it! I swear! :-p

#10 OP Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 63,512 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 29 November 2012 - 20:07

Astronomers have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever ... and it's moving towards Earth ... :ninja:

#11 fixxxer2014

fixxxer2014

    A1 poster

  • 7,392 posts
  • Joined: 26-February 06
  • Location: midwest

Posted 29 November 2012 - 20:15

I wonder what's inside.


microsoft's future?

#12 zeta_immersion

zeta_immersion

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,207 posts
  • Joined: 08-October 04
  • Location: Toronto

Posted 29 November 2012 - 20:28

Tam tam taaaaammmmmmm!!!!

I am sure those damn battarians or some other messed up collectors near by .... pesky fuKs

#13 AMPSV

AMPSV

    Neowinian

  • 171 posts
  • Joined: 13-September 03
  • Location: Sol 3

Posted 29 November 2012 - 20:54

its the Time Lords Power Source :D

#14 +primortal

primortal

    Why Does It Hurt!

  • 3,506 posts
  • Joined: 18-October 01
  • Location: USA
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia Icon (929)

Posted 29 November 2012 - 21:01

Astronomers have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever ... and it's moving towards Earth ... :ninja:

There's gotta be some type of garbage collection in the universe :rofl:

#15 +djdanster

djdanster

    Neowin elite

  • 3,200 posts
  • Joined: 28-October 08
  • Location: England, Great Britain
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 White Frost

Posted 29 November 2012 - 21:04

Oh they found my wallet? I hope they return it back to me.