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LaFBfan
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Black hole spins at 670 million mph

That dude hauls arse huh?
Whatever you do, stay away from the black hole!


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ForeverLSU02
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Black hole spins at 670 million mph
And they measure this how?


dreaux
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Engrish mutha fooker


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Thats dude hauls arse huh?
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lsurulz1515
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radar gun


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Power-Dome
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spins at 670 million mph


This could be pretty damn slow if the black hole is big enough. Give us a rotation speed if you're gonna talk about spinning.


CocomoLSU
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"This is cool science."

Indeed.


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HeadChange
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Science


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dreaux
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re: Black hole spins at 670 million mph
Red shift/ gravitational lensing.


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CocomoLSU
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And they measure this how?

Why don't you eat up and we'll tell ya...



Click the link, asshat.


Salmon
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And they measure this how?


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As the material swirls around the black hole, it emits X-rays at a very specific energy—think of it as a color. But as it orbits that color gets smeared out due to the Doppler effect. The amount of smearing indicates how fast the material is moving, and that in turn can tell astronomers how fast the black hole is spinning. This can be complicated by the presence of dense clouds of material farther out from the black hole that absorb X-rays and mess up our observations. The new data from NuSTAR allowed astronomers to show that the smearing seen is definitely due to rotation and not obscuration, unambiguously revealing the black hole's tremendous spin: just a hair below the speed of light!


dreaux
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re: Black hole spins at 670 million mph
According to my calculator that is 186,111.111 miles per second

Which I thought was impossible. But my calculations could be wrong.


Salmon
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re: Black hole spins at 670 million mph
I was reading an article about this last night to my wife while in bed. When I finished the article to see what my wife thought, I turned to find her sound asleep...



ForeverLSU02
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Click the link, asshat.
Is the name calling really called for?


dawgfan24348
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Pfft I run twice that every morning


OldSouth
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re: Black hole spins at 670 million mph
Two things.


This always blows my mind:
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They're extremely dense and possess such powerful gravitational tug that not even light can escape.


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a supermassive black hole in the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 1365.


If I discover a galaxy I'm naming it Galaxy "Walker Texas Ranger" or something cool like that.



HeadChange
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re: Black hole spins at 670 million mph
NGC 1365 might be some kind of inside nerd joke, so it's cool to them I guess


greystreettoker
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re: Black hole spins at 670 million mph
Light moves 670,615,200 mph. Didn't read the article yet, but it appears light should be winning in this case.


white perch
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Is the name calling really called for?


is willful ignorance really called for?


OldSouth
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NGC 1365 might be some kind of inside nerd joke, so it's cool to them I guess


Like Nina Gene Carter was that girl he saw naked in High School that one time?


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ForeverLSU02
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is willful ignorance really called for?
WTF are you talking about? I'm ignorant b/c I didn't click the fricking link?


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