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Fraser
2007-Mar-13, 10:09 PM
Each of the multicoloured dots in this photograph is a black hole. The panorama was created using images taken by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and several ground-based telescopes. ...

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John Mendenhall
2007-Mar-14, 08:18 PM
On or off? 1 or zero? No in between? Welcome to the digital universe!

The most enjoyable thing about astronomy is how often we get to say "Hmm, didn't expect that."

01101001
2007-Mar-14, 08:31 PM
On or off? 1 or zero? No in between? Welcome to the digital universe!

Hooray!

Jerry
2007-Mar-20, 06:56 PM
But instead of matching this prediction, the black holes are either completely visible, or totally obscured, and almost nothing in between. Astronomers will have to revise their models to better understand the environment around an actively feeding black hole.

No. The observations do not agree with the theories. This leaves a binary pair:

Either A) the theoris needs to be modified, with good justifications for the auxillary hypothesis

or


B) The theory is wrong and a new explanation is needed for the observed features of Active Galactic Nuclei.


At this time, there is not one grain of scientific rational for choosing conclusion (A) over conclusion (B).

Sorry 01101001, the matrix has not been reloaded...it has been befuddled.

Nick4
2007-Jun-07, 04:57 AM
That Is Crazy