We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Plot Bunnies Feature The Moon. This is the beginning of a new project that Dave Mornix and I have planned. Each day will post something funny, weird or strange … but with some fact behind it. You can then run with it and use it for your own inspirational purposes or just read it and do nothing the choice is yours.
Black Holes … not empty space … these are the ultimate killing machines because nothing can escape them once you fall into their reaches.
But did you know that it is believed that every Spiral Galaxy has a massive black hole at its core!
Sounds like a science fiction movie right? Well it’s a fact or so it is theorized that there is a Massive Black Hole at the core of all Spiral Galaxies because lets face we have not been able to test all spiral galaxies.
Yet according to NASA, November 30th 2013:
Astronomers have suggested the giant bubbles of high-energy particles extending out from the Milky Way and detected by NASA’s Fermi Gamma Ray Telescope in 2008 are caused by jets from Sgr A* that are aligned with the rotation axis of the galaxy. The latest results from Chandra support this explanation.
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way is about four million times more massive than our Sun and lies about 26,000 light-years from Earth. The Chandra observations in this study were taken between September 1999 and March 2011, with a total exposure of about 17 days.
Does all galaxies have one? Scientists are not sure. It is hypothesized that there is strong evidence in the mix that black holes may be crucially important and eve required in the formation of galaxies early on (in the early Universe) … which would indicate that it is a very high chance that every type of galaxies would be sporting one of these bad boys.
John Mitchel thought of ‘black holes’ back in 1783, although the idea did not go anywhere. Albert Einstein revived the theory in 1916. The term “Black Hole” was coined by Princeton physicist John Wheeler in 1967.
Black holes are a region of space that pulls everything and prevents anything from escaping it, even light.
The “Event Horizon” is the border of the black hole and it’s the point of no return once you enter it you cannot escape the black hole.
Black holes are not funnel shaped they are spheres that spins.
NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory, detected sound waves coming from a supermassive black hole 250 million light years away, they can be very noisy.
Stephen Hawking proposed that black holes are not entirely black. That they emit radiation, as they do this they lose mass. The more radiation that is emitted, it will decrease in size and eventually a black hole will evaporate more quickly as it shrinks.
If you fell into a Black Hole the first part that goes in would get sucked in faster then the part that went into it last, stretching you out like a piece of spaghetti as gravity pulls you apart at a sub atomic level.
A clock runs a bit slower as you get closer to sea level than it does up on a space station … when you are in the event horizon time slows down massively.
Food for thought:
Story ideas …
What if we could control black holes?
What if the Black Holes were a live and the noise coming out of them were their way of communicating?
A mission of scientist who travel to study a black hole come back to Earth and find that everything is different because they aged slower than their friends and family, could be ten year mission or a 20 year mission, and they come back they aged only half the time they were gone for.
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“Sure, black holes can kill us, and in a variety of interesting and gruesome ways. But, all in all, we may owe our very existence to them.”
~ Philip Plait ~
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R. J. Davies Mornix and Dave Mornix