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Message 7621 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 9:28:41 UTC

There is a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy


Core of the Milky Way galaxy, taken with NASA's Spitzer space telescope

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Message 7623 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 15:32:01 UTC

This seems like old news to me. I have heard about this awhile ago. Possible this is just another source comfirming it. It is believed that every galaxy has to have a blackhole to exist. It is part of the cycle.


I would suggest looking at Nasa for info as opposed to bbc. They has many puictures that are of higher quality. And/or subscribe to their emails.
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Message 7625 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 18:09:51 UTC - in response to Message 7623.  

This seems like old news to me. I have heard about this awhile ago. Possible this is just another source comfirming it. It is believed that every galaxy has to have a blackhole to exist. It is part of the cycle.


I would suggest looking at Nasa for info as opposed to bbc. They has many puictures that are of higher quality. And/or subscribe to their emails.

I'm not sure what you heard a while ago, but this is a current news item based on results recently reported from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, as stated in the BBC article I provided a link to. Not everything comes from NASA, although the photo I reproduced did, as I stated below it.

Beliefs are one thing, but results from research to confirm or otherwise another.


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Message 7626 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 20:28:00 UTC
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I have seen or read a few times that the black hole was found ahile ago. Like I said they are just confirming it with their instruments again. I just watched a show on them this week titled 'Mega black holes'.

Here is one of the shows that I have seen that specifically mention that:
The Universe : The Milky Way
Aired on Tuesday November 25 12:00 PM

We used to think that Earth was at the center of the universe, but now we know we're not even at the center of our own galaxy. Countless wonders exist between where earth is situated and the massive black hole at the galactic center of our solar system. Within the Milky Way can be found the debris of old, dying stars fueling the birth of new stars and at the galactic center hypervelocity stars get catapulted clear beyond the Milky Way's outer rim at unimaginable speeds. Come along for a guided tour of 100,000 light-year-wide family of stars and stellar phenomena we call The Milky Way.

http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=54036

Since there is an infinite # of galaxies, it takes awhile to check each one for a black hole. Give them time.


And better information does come from NASA or other like sources, not bbc.


Some more quick searching:

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mystery_monday_031124.html
- November 2003 article date

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The first solid evidence for a spinning stellar black hole emerged more than two years ago.

Puts the info back into 2001, not counting how much longer it has been known.

which says this is atleast 7 years old.
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Message 7627 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 20:34:07 UTC

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/cosmic_monster_030106.html
Image of the Milkways actual black hole. January,2003
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Message 7705 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 11:03:13 UTC

Thanks for that banditwolf. It's interesting to see this sort of stuff crop up in the news from time to time.


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