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    Quarks have been a hobby of mine for quite some time , The building blocks of what we see around us.
    I used the word in a scrabble game 40 years ago and had to fight like mad to prove it was a valid word .

    Now I see they are finally moving into the real reasons quarks slow down in the presence of proton neutron pairs and of course thats exactly whats now being demonstrated from data out of CERN and similar.

    I wonder what speed quarks might slow to in the material comprising a black mass ? It would certainly demonstrate the potential for completely new states of matter inside there.





    Interesting also because the same basic laws of physics involved in that area may well be involved in the movement of electrons in superconductors. Now if we get some insight into superconductors at warmer temperatures the whole game changes.

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    Black masses are getting fashionable it seems . There is a bit on the below site that gives an overall explanation of where they think they are now and a TV coverage coming up .

    watch Catalyst tonight on ABC TV at 8.30pm AEDT or catch up on .

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    Isn't it amusing how they don't support much of what you have said on this page?
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    Way back at the start of this thread I speculated that a galaxy and indeed the universe ,might be never ending in that it compresses in , explodes out and compresses in again . I speculated that energy and matter were coming out from the poles of black masses and being hurled deep into space before it was becoming even visible .
    This is now being shown to be what is happening again and again by researchers . Here is another one

    "We hypothesize that these chimneys are exhaust vents for all the energy released at the center of the galaxy," Morris said.
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    Drum roll folks .......
    Tytower is about to make an announcement of how he predicted tomorrow's news. (after the news is released)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trash View Post
    Drum roll folks .......
    Tytower is about to make an announcement of how he predicted tomorrow's news. (after the news is released)
    Hope you don't mind if I steal his funfair.

    'Something no human has seen before': The first-ever photograph of a black hole will likely be unveiled next week
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    Drum roll, tada!
    Here it is, first ever picture of a black hole.
    Disappointing really.

    WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - An international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - using a global network of telescopes to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no matter or light can escape.
    The team's observations of the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster, lend strong support to the theory of general relativity put forward in 1915 by physicist Albert Einstein to explain the laws of gravity and their relation to other natural forces.
    The research was conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, an international collaboration begun in 2012 to try to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole using a global network of Earth-based telescopes. The announcement was made in simultaneous news conferences in Washington, Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.
    "We have achieved something presumed to be impossible just a generation ago," said astrophysicist Sheperd Doeleman, director of the Event Horizon Telescope at the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian.





    This black hole resides about 54 million light-years from Earth. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km).
    Black holes, phenomenally dense celestial entities, are extraordinarily difficult to observe despite their great mass. A black hole's event horizon is the point of no return beyond which anything - stars, planets, gas, dust and all forms of electromagnetic radiation - gets swallowed into oblivion.
    "This is a huge day in astrophysics," said U.S. National Science Foundation Director France Córdova. "We're seeing the unseeable."

    The fact that black holes do not allow light to escape makes viewing them difficult. The scientists look for a ring of light - disrupted matter and radiation circling at tremendous speed at the edge of the event horizon - around a region of darkness representing the actual black hole. This is known as the black hole's shadow or silhouette.
    Astrophysicist Dimitrios Psaltis of the University of Arizona, the EHT project scientist, said, "The size and shape of the shadow matches the precise predictions of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, increasing our confidence in this century-old theory."
    "Imaging a black hole is just the beginning of our effort to develop new tools that will enable us to interpret the massively complex data that nature gives us," Psaltis added.
    The project's researchers obtained the first data in April 2017 using telescopes in the U.S. states of Arizona and Hawaii as well as in Mexico, Chile, Spain and Antarctica. Since then, telescopes in France and Greenland have been added to the global network. The global network of telescopes has essentially created a planet-sized observational dish.







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    When is Trump going to visit one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
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    JJJ's DrKarl is talking about this lastest break through currently for those interested.
    On his weekly 1 hour science segment

    Available on podcast too I guess
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    So now we have found this Black Hole.....
    How do we get our Politicians to closely inspect it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    So now we have found this Black Hole.....
    How do we get our Politicians to closely inspect it?
    convince them theres a mill$ for every one who shakes anothers hand in front of it with a photo ,,lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
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    Disappointing really.
    It is a little bit underwhelming.
    But maybe something interesting will develop from it.
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    An explanation why we see the photo of the Black Hole for Dummies like me
    Go to the Explanation at the bottom of the article
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    These videos give some easily understandable explanation of how all this was achieved.




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