Boxing Forums


.



User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Two supermassive black holes to merge

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    7,509
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1057
    Cool Clicks

    Default Two supermassive black holes to merge

    Black Holes Bound to Merge
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/200604...esboundtomerge
    Two supermassive black holes have been found to be spiraling toward a merger, astronomers said today.


    The collision will create a single super-supermassive black hole capable of swallowing material equal to billions of stars, the researchers said.


    Mergers between black holes are thought to be one way they grow. A handful of similar setups have been observed in which black holes appear inevitably on a merger course. This pair, at the center of a galaxy cluster called Abell 400, was known to be close but their fate hadn't been determined.


    "The question was: Is this pair of supermassive black holes an old married couple, or just strangers passing in the night?" said Craig Sarazin of the University of Virginia. "We now know that they are coupled, but more like the mating of black widow spiders. One of the black holes invariably will eat the other."


    Black holes can't be seen. Their presence is inferred by their gravitational effects on their surroundings and by radiation from near the black hole, where a feeding frenzy superheats gas so much that it emits X-rays.


    Determining that these two black holes will collide involved other indirect evidence, drawing data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.


    Each of the black holes in Abell 400 is ejecting a pair of oppositely directed jets of superheated gas called plasma. The movement of the black holes through gas in the galaxy cluster causes the plasma jets to be swept backward.


    "The jets are similar to the contrails produced by planes as they fly through the air on Earth," Sarazin said. "From the contrails, we can determine where the planes have been, and in which direction they are going. What we see is that the jets are bent together and intertwined, which indicates that the pair of supermassive black holes are bound and moving together."


    When the objects merge several million years from now, Einstein's theory of relativity predicts they will emit a burst of gravitational waves. Similar mergers could soon be detected by NASA's planned Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).


    The results will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    19,204
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1643
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Two supermassive black holes to merge

    Steelie's gonna f*cking love this thread

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    640
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    868
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Two supermassive black holes to merge

    this joke sucks......I don't even get it?
    &quot;WE ARE HERE TO HELP EACH OTHER GET THROUGH THIS THING, WHATEVER IT IS&quot;<br /><br />Kurt Vonnegut

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    19,204
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1643
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Two supermassive black holes to merge

    You suprise me judging by the wording under your av

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    640
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    868
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Two supermassive black holes to merge

    Quote Originally Posted by Smashup
    You suprise me judging by the wording under your av


    clever.......I'll give you that



    &quot;WE ARE HERE TO HELP EACH OTHER GET THROUGH THIS THING, WHATEVER IT IS&quot;<br /><br />Kurt Vonnegut

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    19,204
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1643
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Two supermassive black holes to merge


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  





Boxing | Boxing Photos | Boxing News | Boxing Videos | Boxing Forum | Boxing Books | Boxing Posters | Learn to Box | Advanced Fighting Methods | Boxing Rankings | Boxing Schedule | Auctions | Fun and Games | Boxing Equipment

Copyright © 2000 - 2019 Saddo Boxing - Boxing