Rare galaxy has 2 black holes, one unusually slim and 'naked'


spaminator
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Rare galaxy has 2 black holes, one unusually slim and 'naked'
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 03:28 PM EST | Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 03:55 PM EST
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hole.
The University of Colorado at Boulder's Julie Comerford reported her findings Tuesday at the American Astronomical Society's annual meeting in Kissimmee, Florida.
To date, only 12 galaxies are known to exist with two black holes in their midst, Comerford said. Normally galaxies have a single supermassive black hole at the centre, equivalent to 1 million to 1 billion times the mass of our sun.
But in this newly identified galaxy about 1 billion light-years away, one of the two black holes is significantly smaller than the other and apparently starved of stars. Black holes typically are surrounded by stars; this one appears "naked."
Comerford speculates the slim black hole lost mass in the collision of two galaxies that merged into this one --" a crash diet." Or it's a rare example of an intermediate-sized black hole that likely will morph over time into a supermassive monster.
Astronomers have yet to confirm an intermediate-size black hole, which makes Comerford's streamlined target extra tantalizing. Intermediate black holes are 100 to 1 million times the mass of our sun.
Comerford used the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in her study. She discovered this latest two-black hole galaxy -- her fourth -- last year. Finding a potential intermediate-size black hole inside was "an extra bonus," she told reporters.
The first double-black hole galaxy was found in 2003 by accident, according to Comerford. She is trying to systematically uncover more. The findings should shed light on the evolution of black holes.
This particular galaxy is catalogued as SDSS J1126+2944.
This image provided by CU-Boulder shows the galaxy SDSS J1126+2944 taken with the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, with an arrow placed by the source pointing to a black hole that lost most of its stars. (NASA/CU-Boulder via AP)

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Johnnny
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You read astronomy news. Com? It's a great site but not so much for our solar system. The probes website is better for that

Astronomy.com/news had the same article but way more in depth.

Space telescopes see "twins" of superstar Eta Carinae in other galaxies | Astronomy.com

Galactic merger reveals an unusual black hole that has shed its stars | Astronomy.com
 
petros
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B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

That look more like a Latin hole.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

My mom use to have one of those old fords. 1966 if I remember right. When you pushed on the gas peddle it would shift into passing gear and jump out from under you. It did vapor lock a lot though. Especially in the summer.
 
Ludlow
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Hey I just remembered . Mom's was a 1966 Ford LTD. Loved driving that car.
 
coldstream
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I've developed a theory the Black Holes.. like the Big Bang.. and AGW.. are concoctions of the pseudo cosmology that has become the New Creation Myth in the post Christian West. The theories are inundated with contradictions.. ulterior motives.. and a singular lack of technological utility. They exist as objects of trascendental contemplation and have virtually no scientific credibility or benefit.. except to swallow up billions in research grants.
 
damngrumpy
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By not getting rapped up in the spiritual realm they have an ulterior motive,
You mean they deal with theories and reasons rather than excepting blind
faith? Blind faith had church officials saying the sun revolved around the
earth at one point.
I think I will look to science and obseration rather than dust off ancient text.
 
coldstream
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post


My Dad had a 66 Ford Custom.. same design in a 4 door. Loved that car, simple, clean lines.. lasted only 1 year.. drove like a 60s junk hunk though. Only the 69 Roadrunner with a 383 4Bl and stick outdid it in style, imho.
Last edited by coldstream; Jan 7th, 2016 at 01:51 PM..
 
Ludlow
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Sometimes I look at pictures of the Universe with all the spinning galaxies, star clusters and all of the colors of the spectrum and the shapes and light and activity and the expanse of it all which is incomprehensible, and I think to myself, I cannot know,,nor would I want the ability to do so. It is fascinating.

My cousin had one of those Roadrunners.
 
coldstream
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

By not getting rapped up in the spiritual realm they have an ulterior motive,
You mean they deal with theories and reasons rather than excepting blind
faith? Blind faith had church officials saying the sun revolved around the
earth at one point.
I think I will look to science and obseration rather than dust off ancient text.


Just the opposite.. modern cosmology and AGW have ditched the Western Scientific Method (originating in the great Catholic universities of the Middle Ages).. and is accepted solely on the basis of faith. In fact in things like the Big Bank and AGW it is now an imposed orthodoxy. Dissension will lead to expulsion an end to your academic career.
Last edited by coldstream; Jan 7th, 2016 at 02:04 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

(Sorry .. I'm an old sailor)

Is that a two hole Galaxy, too?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

That look more like a Latin hole.

I knew someone would say that.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

(Sorry .. I'm an old sailor)


With combat experience! lmao
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

My gravity just got sucked over my event horizon. Must be a super giant black hole.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

With combat experience! lmao

Tell me about yours.

I have never, ever said "combat". I worked in engine rooms.

Useless troll.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Just the opposite.. modern cosmology and AGW have ditched the Western Scientific Method (originating in the great Catholic universities of the Middle Ages).. and is accepted solely on the basis of faith. In fact in things like the Big Bank and AGW it is now an imposed orthodoxy. Dissension will lead to expulsion an end to your academic career.

But it builds character.

Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

My Dad had a 66 Ford Custom.. same design in a 4 door. Loved that car, simple, clean lines.. lasted only 1 year.. drove like a 60s junk hunk though. Only the 69 Roadrunner with a 383 4Bl and stick outdid it in style, imho.

It's an ugly box with wheels! Punched out in the millions, the early TV commecials got your attention, Tiger in your TANK! my little brother smashed three or four of them. I hate cars.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

My gravity just got sucked over my event horizon. Must be a super giant black hole.

Is there going to be a big bang?
 
Curious Cdn
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Dad had a '67 Galaxy 500 LTD. Nice enough car for its time.
 
petros
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390?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Tell me about yours.

I have never, ever said "combat". I worked in engine rooms.

Useless troll.


You fought against NATO's adversaries in the engine room? Spetnaz were they?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

390?

I believe so ( it was a long time ago and I was eleven). I became at more aware of things like engine displacement when I started driving five years later in a 383 Chrysler Newport that resembled an escort carrier in size, shape, acceleration and handling.

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I believe so ( it was a long time ago and I was eleven). I became at more aware of things like engine displacement when I started driving five years later in a 383 Chrysler Newport that resembled an escort carrier in size, shape, acceleration and handling.

Piss off, junior.
 
petros
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Definitely boats. I miss those smooth riding long wheelbase cars.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post


Piss off, junior.


You quoted yourself.





Damn what an idiot.
 
Curious Cdn
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... another thread falls to Supertroll.

How many more are you going to trash, tonight?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

... another thread falls to Supertroll.

How many more are you going to trash, tonight?




Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Eagle Snack is not the itest-bray if you get my eaning-may.


The War Heeero wanted to open the ball and now he's whining like a b*tch.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Dad had a '67 Galaxy 500 LTD. Nice enough car for its time.

That's a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500.

Cute Girl Selling 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 for $3,800!
 
Danbones
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two black holes?
"slim and naked"?
for a minute there I thought we had a new kind of Caitlin Jenner
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

You quoted yourself.

Damn what an idiot.





Somebody is taking some funky meds..
 

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