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Fraser
2003-Jul-16, 05:47 PM
SUMMARY: After surveying 120,000 nearby galaxies as part of the Sloan Digital Survey, a team of astronomers have found evidence that the growth of supermassive black holes at the heart of most galaxies is closely matched to the rate of new star formation. The growth rate of the black holes was determined by measuring the amount of material being consumed at the heart of the galaxy. The actual nature of this relationship is still unknown, but future surveys will help to uncover more details.


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Arramon
2003-Jul-16, 09:15 PM
We must discover what lies at the heart of a black hole and beyond it before any theories may be brought forth..... for all we know, the spinning force of the black hole may be the catalist that is pouring energy into the formation of stars...
like sparks from flint upon steel....
If what lies beyond is any indication of how these 'holes' are formed, then the answers lay within our own galaxian center. Is it possible to analyze the structure of a black hole enough that we may know the ingredients of them?
The atomic structures? I try to envision that all the energy ever needed for life resides within the black holes.... that when the matter around it is drawn towards the 'hole', the material released is what gives the galaxy its form and mass and compilation of ingredients that form the stars we see, and thus the other objects that apply to a galaxy....
Although galaxies differ in many ways, there seems to always be a center to its function... and if none is there, then the core of that galaxy may be depleted enough that the black hole has collapsed into itself... leaving behind the many beauties that we see from the Hubble and Chadra images...

As the galaxy expands, so does its center...
thats an interesting observation.. but to what ends can it expand... how much matter must be consumed? and how much energy can it produce?

Maybe Black Holes are consistent with solar energy... solar panels are used to gain energy from the sun, then used to power electrical instruments...
Could a black hole have the opposite effect? Its energy is released when matter is drawn in, instead of energy being drawn in and matter released...

aahhh.... too much to think about!! =)
well...never too much... but a whole massive amount!
If anyone has any answers for these ?? and thoughts please let me know!!

Arramon