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Date: 06/05/15 10:46 AM

18 Responses to The Size Of A Supermassive Black Hole [Pic]

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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2014 at 8:15 pm
    Link: The Size Of A Supermassive Black Hole - Supermassive black hole NGC1277 compared to the size of our solar system
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2014 at 11:19 am
    I`ve seen bigger.
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2014 at 11:37 am
    what kinda hoes you banging incubus inc? plz dont say my mom.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2014 at 11:41 am
    It`s a rental property, too.

    To get seriously large black holes, you need to head for the Magellanic Clouds. That`s where the pricey real state is.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm
    Wow, thats big and fecking scary
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    June 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    17 light minutes of what?
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    G0T0Guy Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm
    You can see the Planck Star in the middle.
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    June 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm
    Drawman61...17 light minutes of what?
    The Speed of Light. Look it up.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2014 at 6:08 pm
    a light minute it like a regular minute but with less calories.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm
    Damn, a massive black hole thread and I totally missed the "your mom" opportunity. d`oh!
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    TheShape Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm
    drawman61: 17 light minutes of what?

    The diameter of the Earth`s orbit.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    June 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm
    I heard it sucks.
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm
    Anyone know if those are measurements of diameter or circumference?
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2014 at 11:53 pm
    idk about this. black holes are incredibly dense(a singularity or the maximum denseness something can be). The super massive black hole in the center of our galaxy, is smaller than our sun.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2014 at 11:54 pm
    "Anyone know if those are measurements of diameter or circumference?"

    ?... its the average radius of the orbit.
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    KLouD Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2014 at 12:01 am
    Our solar system does not end at Neptune in fact Neptune may only be roughly half way between the Sun and the edge of our solar system.
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    7eggert Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2014 at 3:25 am
    @Kaagan: The sun has a diameter of 1 392 684 km.
    If the sun was a black hole, it would be about 3 km, and Saggitarius A* has 4 000 000 times the mass of the sun, therefore it would have a diameter of 12 000 000 km.

    Still less than earth`s orbit, d = 2 r = 150 000 000 km.
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    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm
    >The super massive black hole in the center of our galaxy, is smaller than our sun.

    Singularities themselves don`t have a "size", because that doesn`t mean anything to a singularity. It doesn`t take up space. It`s infinitely dense. It`s literally smaller than the smallest possible thing can exist, because it`s a point, not a volume.

    The only meaningful spatial boundary you can give to a black hole is its event horizon; the edge at which its gravitational pull is so great, light can`t escape it.

    Technically, yes, the singularity is smaller than the sun. The black hole it resides in is very much a supermassive object.

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