Tuesday, December 06, 2011

A little perspective.....

Turns out, the largest black hole ever (or rather, so far) has been identified.  Here it is described "a black hole with nearly ten billion times the mass of our Sun, an event horizon that would stretch five times further than the orbit of Pluto if we had the misfortune to have it drop in, and a gravitational sphere of 4,000 light-years."

Lynette Cook's impression of a black hole larger than our solar system in the middle of the galaxy (NGC 3842) composed of trillions of stars (perhaps as many stars as there are cells in one person's brain!!!!!!)

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