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Fraser
2003-Jul-22, 09:05 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers have found a distant galaxy with a core shaped like a warped pancake around its central supermassive black hole. The disk contains 400,000 times the mass of the Sun, and got its strange shape because the black hole is spewing material in two broad cones. This is different from most black holes, which channel the outflow into a thin, fast-moving jet.


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Dana
2003-Jul-23, 05:55 AM
What is a black hole? Can the earth be sucked into one?

thomastech
2003-Jul-23, 07:42 AM
If you could combined about one million suns, like our own, into one location, you would probably have a good start on creating a Black Hole.

There is so much gravity generated by the enormous amount of mass, even light can not escape. Thus, a Black Hole. It is thought that there is a Black Hole in the center of every Galaxy.

“Yes” the Earth can be sucked into a Black Hole… :unsure:

If we get close enough to one…

And I don’t’ think that you have anything to worry about for a few hundred million years. :D