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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:22 pm    Post subject: ESA: Black Hole-Star Pair Orbiting at Dizzying Speed Reply with quote

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Black_hole-star_pair_orbiting_at_dizzying_speed
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two million kilometres per hour
8O

XMM Newton is one of ESA's Roentgen space telescopes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.

Thanks for sharing. :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The duo were discovered on 25 September 2010 by NASA’s Swift space telescope and were initially thought to be a gamma-ray burst. Later that day, Japan’s MAXI telescope on the International Space Station found a bright X-ray source at the same place.

More observations from ground and space telescopes, including XMM-Newton, revealed that the X-rays come from a black hole feeding off material ripped from a tiny companion.

What a nice story of international cooperation. See what happens when we all work together and people are smart enough not to let the Spaniards build any important parts? (Although now that it's getting to be an old piece of equipment, I understand they're letting the Spaniards download and store the pictures because they need jobs.)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, cooperation between Brazil, the EU, Japan, Russia, etc. works fine. The only unfair and unreliable partner is the USA. It's the damn truth.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, those aren't a pair of black holes. They're my balls.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
By the way, those aren't a pair of black holes. They're my balls.
One is going to absorb the other and then eventually evaporate?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and emit the biggest spooge-wad this spiral arm of of the galaxy has ever seen. But I won't need them any more by the time that happens. :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Yes, and emit the biggest spooge-wad this spiral arm of of the galaxy has ever seen. But I won't need them any more by the time that happens. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice view by telescope
video does not look all that fast
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
By the way, those aren't a pair of black holes. They're my balls.

I thought these were your balls?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

I hope you didn't have to search for a long time to dig that up.

Those were my balls, before the Eschaton got all Immanent.

That mega black hole at the center of this galaxy? That's my prostate.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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