Surprise! Gigantic Black Hole Found in Cosmic Backwater

This is happening just a few blocks away from our cosmic neighbourhood. I was reminded of Carl Sagan’s idea that our entire universe is enclosed in a black hole.

Imagine falling into one. The unfortunate interstellar traveler gets drawn into its event horizon. ( If I understand the physics correctly ) Then the seemingly infinite gravity stretches them & the starship out in a process that one physicist called ” spaghettification ” as their atoms gradually disassociate & fall towards the center of said hole. Maybe a black hole would lead to another point in time & space, but our astronaut friend wouldn’t reach it, at least not with all his atoms. πŸ™‚ Even if he were intact, he would be heaven – knows – where / when. & a tiny scintilla of a chance of returning to Earth / the solar system. For something so invisible to the unaided eye, black holes hold a lot of interest among a lot of people, scientists & non – scientists.


New research pinpoints an immense black hole β€” 17 billion times the mass of the sun β€” in an unusually empty patch of the local universe.

Source: Surprise! Gigantic Black Hole Found in Cosmic Backwater


Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

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