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First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Imploding Turtle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:57 pm

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Ha!


No, but seriously. Tomorrow we'll be getting the first ever photograph taken of a black hole from the Event Horizon telescope collaboration. Which is pretty cool.

(inb4 "but we can't aktully see a black hole" - stfu)

https://www.space.com/event-horizon-tel ... holes.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Imploding Turtle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:11 pm

This is a fascinating and great explanation of what is expected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUyH3XhpLTo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Marney&Mee » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:31 pm

Just glad it wasn't Tessa Sanderson...
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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Bosscat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:46 pm

:o
Marney&Mee wrote:Just glad it wasn't Tessa Sanderson...
:lol:

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by South West Claret. » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:26 pm

I managed to keep watching for about 4 minutes, anyone beat that?

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Lord Beamish » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:32 pm

Imploding Turtle wrote:This is a fascinating and great explanation of what is expected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUyH3XhpLTo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Total mind-f *ck.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by South West Claret. » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:52 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:Total mind-f *ck.
What do you mean by that ;)

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:53 pm

Marney&Mee wrote:Just glad it wasn't Tessa Sanderson...
:lol:

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Rick_Muller » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:01 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873592" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

its a bagel

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:18 pm

“The black hole is 500 million trillion km away”
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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Dazzler » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:03 pm

wilks_bfc wrote:“The black hole is 500 million trillion km away”
Phew! We should be safe for a while then

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Joe Buck » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:04 pm

Looks like Uranus
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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by gawthorpe_view » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:13 pm

Sorry but the photograph in the O.P. is of a different type of hole.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by mdd2 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:55 pm

Doesn't exist now. Disappeared 49 million years ago as we will find out a million years from now

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Imploding Turtle » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:15 pm

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508,155,000,000,000,000,000 km away.

Isn't science amazing? That light, which has captured and shared with 7 billion people, spent over 53 million years travelling to get here. When it set off it would be another 51 million years or so before the first humans even evolved.
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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by icu81b4 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:59 pm

The eye of Sauron?

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Tricky Trevor » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:02 pm

The universe is an amazing place. The fact that there are more lumps of rock floating around in the place than grains of sand on Earth sets my head spinning.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by gawthorpe_view » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:09 pm

It might not even be there anymore.
We could find this out tomorrow or in 53,000,000 years.
Mind bending numbers in the universe.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Buxtonclaret » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:20 pm

Hmmmm....51 million years, eh.
And how long does it take to give the camera lens a quick wipe before snapping a pic!

Tut

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Tricky Trevor » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 pm

IT, going of your thread title you never had access to Colour Climax, as a young man.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Dyched » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:01 pm

Space bores me to death. What a waste of time it all is. Searching for life or water or whatever. Why? We live on the greatest planet there is. We’re doing everything we can to destroy it and every living thing on it at a quite alarming rate. I find more life during a brisk walk up towneley than any of those muppets will ever in space. As for that photo it’s shite, nothing on Cartier Bresson.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Murger » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:19 pm

Chuckled at this 1 earlier

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by tim_noone » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:34 pm

On BBC 4 now.....Evidently no one understands them.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by BennyD » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:10 am

FFS don’t show Corbyn that photo, he’ll think it’s Diane Abbott and try to f*ck it again.
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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Imploding Turtle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:12 am

BennyD wrote:FFS don’t show Corbyn that photo, he’ll think it’s Diane Abbott and try to f*ck it again.
After the Tessa Sanderson post i was wondering how long it'd be before this post happened.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Imploding Turtle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:53 pm

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by duncandisorderly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:10 pm

Imploding Turtle wrote:Image

The orangey circle thing you can see is apparently brighter than all the stars in all the galaxies in the entire known universe put together.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Imploding Turtle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:12 pm

duncandisorderly wrote:The orangey circle thing you can see is apparently brighter than all the stars in all the galaxies in the entire known universe put together.
Amazing. Source?

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by duncandisorderly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Imploding Turtle wrote:Amazing. Source?

Oh ********. Gimme a few mins....

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by DCWat » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:17 pm

duncandisorderly wrote:Oh ********. Gimme a few mins....
I think that was on BBC yesterday - or a linked article.
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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by duncandisorderly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:17 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873592" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The light is brighter than all the billions of other stars in the galaxy combined - which is why it can be seen at such distance from Earth.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by duncandisorderly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:45 pm

So, upon further reading, I was wrong, by about a billion galaxies....but it is brighter than all the stars in OUR galaxy combined....

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by AndrewJB » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:12 pm

I remember trying to describe the infinite nature of the universe to my eldest once many years ago based on a reading of Hawking’s book many years before that, saying “if you keep moving in the same direction at a speed far greater than that which the universe is expanding, eventually you’ll arrive at the place you started”

“So it’s like IKEA?” she replied.

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Re: First ever photo of a black hole

Post by Spiral » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:56 pm

To get a sense of the distance between the Earth and M87 consider this:

The distance between the Earth and the Sun is about 93 million miles. This distance is called an astronomical unit, or 'AU', as some of you may already know. Now, there are approx 63,000 AU in 1 light-year, 63,241.1 to be exact. By sheer coincidence, there are approximately 63,000 inches in a mile, 63360 to be exact. Practically identical for the sake of this example. So, it's possible to scale these distances down: 1 AU (Earth to Sun distance) to an inch, and 1 light-year to a mile. You're standing on a straight-line racetrack built into space pointing towards Mars. If Earth is on the start line then at this scale the Sun is an inch in front of it, and the black hole in the photograph is 55 million miles away from you, which is...wait for it...

21,100,000 (twenty-one-million, one-hundred-thousand) miles past the planet Mars.

Absolutely mind-bending.

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