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First Photo of a Black Hole

 
 
maporsche
 
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Reply Thu 11 Apr, 2019 10:48 pm
@chai2,
Wow.

I look at image and am in utter awe at the size and shear mass of an object that big.

It’s MUCH bigger than I thought it could be.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 12 Apr, 2019 07:52 am
@maporsche,
Oh it's still awesome.

I just thought the center (don't know why I thought this), would be big enough to swallow maybe 100 of our solar systems.

Thinking about it though, I guess that wouldn't be sustainable?

Thinking more (just had third sip of morning coffee), I'm remember the scene in the Netflix show Mars where the father and son set a small ball in the middle of the desert, labeling it Sun, then drive for what seems like forever to place Earth, Mars, etc.

Also, from the theme song, I learned it takes 183 seconds for light to reach Mars to Earth, so yeah, the entire solar system is small on scale to the universe, but that's not fair to compare to the size of a black hole.

I stand corrected.



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TatiCoen
 
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Reply Fri 12 Apr, 2019 12:05 pm
@thack45,
I was sooo exiting to see a black hole! Whet the picture has finally been revealed, I cried like a child!
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 13 Apr, 2019 03:09 am
@TatiCoen,
Now that we have the photo, Id like to see a math model based on the isobars of the area below the EH.
I see a huge helix shaped lik a tight slinky but thats difficult to visualize
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Meriner
 
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Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2019 03:45 am
@maporsche,
It was unbelievable. Cosmos is so close to us now.
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SIMRANMUNDI
 
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Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2019 06:06 am
Thanks for sharing with us
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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2019 09:37 am
http://images2.imgbox.com/b8/2c/oU0lrVca_o.png

I had a devil of a time finding this graphic. I've been looking for it ever since McGentrix posted that size comparison. The graphic was shown during the press conference when they unveiled the picture in the US, but I'd forgotten where I saw it and was trying to locate the graphic on the internet instead of in the video of the press conference.

I finally found a copy of the graphic in a screenshot that someone had made from the press conference, and that pointed me in the right direction.

Unfortunately all of the existing screenshots of the graphic on the internet were really crappy. But luckily I had downloaded the video of the press conference, so I was able to upload my own screenshot (now displayed above).

Would you believe that the official US press conference announcing the picture has been blocked from YouTube on copyright grounds?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnJi0Jy692w

I'm glad that I already had the video downloaded.

Strangely enough, there are a huge number of anthropomorphic representations of the M87 black hole as a humanoid female out there. I waded through a ton of them in my search for the above graphic. Some of them are even NSFW. I guess the rule that "if it exists, there is porn of it" really is true. Shocked
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/black-hole-chan
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2019 09:38 am
@izzythepush,
Quote:
A 29-year-old computer scientist has earned plaudits worldwide for helping develop the algorithm that created the first-ever image of a black hole.

Apparently she's being savaged by internet trolls now.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/17/katie-bouman-black-hole-image-online-trolls

I came across the article when I was hunting for the graphic that I just posted.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2019 09:41 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:
Strangely enough, there are a huge number of anthropomorphic representations of the M87 black hole as a humanoid female out there. I waded through a ton of them in my search for the above graphic. Some of them are even NSFW. I guess the rule that "if it exists, there is porn of it" really is true. Shocked
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/black-hole-chan

I thought this one was neat.

'When you're trying to eat your breakfast alone'

http://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/6a735e13-5cad-425e-bc73-008277778211/dd4bnt5-15678bc9-b18e-49fc-bdf8-91f1cb642278.png?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsIm9iaiI6W1t7InBhdGgiOiJcL2ZcLzZhNzM1ZTEzLTVjYWQtNDI1ZS1iYzczLTAwODI3Nzc3ODIxMVwvZGQ0Ym50NS0xNTY3OGJjOS1iMThlLTQ5ZmMtYmRmOC05MWYxY2I2NDIyNzgucG5nIn1dXSwiYXVkIjpbInVybjpzZXJ2aWNlOmZpbGUuZG93bmxvYWQiXX0.rBxauHrHdOMAEDhTj9p05zHbDzKMrp15jk2V0QHjXfo

http://www.deviantart.com/gigamessy/art/Black-Hole-chan-793322825

Notice she's eating stars.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2019 10:03 am
@oralloy,
Isn't she on the FBI's Most Wanted List? Wink
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avivaknin
 
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Reply Tue 14 May, 2019 10:34 am
@thack45,
We can say this was a big achievement. because after a long time we can get this goal. You know this picture made after research a lot of big data.
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