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Re: Black hole

Postby klonk on Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:10 pm

oragami_itto wrote:Animation? It's a rendering of five petabytes of information. So not a picture like pointing and clicking and snapping a shot, but a picture built from as many measurements as we could put together.

It's a tremendous achievement.


Let us celebrate, but not overmuch. The "face on Mars" seemed plausible as at least a coincidental resemblance to a face, until we got better resolution. In deep space, we still grope about; distant shores barely seen.
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Re: Black hole

Postby Trick on Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:04 pm

oragami_itto wrote:
Steve James wrote:
This thing is HUGE.


Aw, to call it huge is to trivialize it. :) The scale is beyond comprehension. Try to visualize something a million times bigger than the sun. Now, try a billion. I'd bet that the images look about the same. Might as well be a trillion quadrillion, it's beyond my brain. Otoh, it's great to know that.


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the further down into particles we go the bigger space gets. there seem to be no end to it outwardly and inwardly - as above so below
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Re: Black hole

Postby Trick on Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Steve James wrote:The jet comes from the superheated matter that swirls around (surrounds) the black hole and is ejected away from it because of the magnetic field that is created. It's not "light"; it's electrons and sub-atomic particles.

so thats makes that black hole pic even more fantastic since the jet-side of that galaxy seem to be on the side of it we can see. i imagine one has to hit the bulls-eye of that jet to get that black hole pic ?
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