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W00t....a new Galaxy!

Post by jOn3z3y on Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:55 am



"Astronomers have spied a distant black hole in the act of creating the galaxy that will eventually become its home.

By sending a jet of gas and highly energetic particles into a neighboring galaxy, the black hole has touched off star formation at a rate 100 times the galactic average.

“Our study suggests that supermassive black holes can trigger the formation of stars, thus ‘building’ their own host galaxies,” David Elbaz, lead author of a paper on the work in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, said in a press release. “This link could also explain why galaxies hosting larger black holes have more stars.”

The quasar HE0450-2958, located about 5 billion light-years from Earth, is powered by a supermassive black hole. Unlike all other known quasars, this one did not appear to be surrounded by a galaxy, which had puzzled astronomers. They thought perhaps the quasar’s surrounding galaxy was obscured by dust."



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Post by Shogun on Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:07 am

pretty cool, huh?

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Re: W00t....a new Galaxy!

Post by chiller345 on Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:25 am

Hmm. +1 proof that the universe is expanding at an ever steady pace. But I still wonder if dark matter has anything to do with black holes.


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Post by DirkTheSupernaut on Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:06 am

I guess we'll have to send them a "Welcome to the Universe" gift.

The only question is what to get it...
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Re: W00t....a new Galaxy!

Post by jOn3z3y on Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:22 am

Shogun wrote:pretty cool, huh?


It certainly is. I've always been fascinated by the heavens. Very Happy So, how long have you been watching it?

chiller345 wrote:Hmm. +1 proof that the universe is expanding at an ever steady pace. But I still wonder if dark matter has anything to do with black holes.

No way of knowing just yet. We've not even proved the existence of dark matter yet....but, we as a species are on the verge of discovering some mind blowing things.

DirkTheSupernaut wrote:I guess we'll have to send them a "Welcome to the Universe" gift.

The only question is what to get it...

Tucks medicated pads. That black holes got some seriously bad hemeroids, and maybe some Mylanta, bcuz it's shooting plasma out of it's wahzoo. Very Happy


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Post by Lamma_smoker on Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:01 am

Wow, pretty gnarls barkley. If matter can be affected by our minds, does that mean we created this?
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