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April 12, 2007: NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has observed a remarkable eclipse of a supermassive black hole, allowing a disk of hot matter swirling around the hole to be measured for the first time.
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"For comparison, if such a disk were placed in our own solar system, it would swallow all the planets out to Mars and most of the asteroid belt as well."

I found that bit quite astounding :eek:
 

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I am stil surprised that something 60 million light years away (almost 360,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles ) can be measured to an accuracy of a couple of hundred million miles, regardless of an eclipse :-worship
 

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and the fact that we see what happend 60 million years ago ?????

It is amazing things up there, dark matter ,black holes and galaxies by the number. More stars than we can count, and(of course) even more planets, moons and comets.

My guess is that Galilieo was right, we are not the center of the universe :-rofl2
 

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dig deep said:
My guess is that Galilieo was right, we are not the center of the universe :-rofl2

There are a few politicians and celebrities who would like to think they are:eek:
 
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