50 billion sun black hole

old.Tohtori

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Upper "limit" i'd say, since it's science, but yea, pretty darn cool.
 

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Yeah the article actually states that it's only the upper limit according to their current understanding and the age of the universe -there is no theoretical upper limit.
 

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Yeah the article actually states that it's only the upper limit according to their current understanding and the age of the universe -there is no theoretical upper limit.
Yeah noticed, which is funny(nerdy funny) 'cause there's no theoretical upper limit while this whole thing is theoretical.

They've calculated the largest theoretically possible black hole...in theory :D
 

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Yeah noticed, which is funny(nerdy funny) 'cause there's no theoretical upper limit while this whole thing is theoretical.

They've calculated the largest theoretically possible black hole...in theory :D

Did seem a bit odd how it came to a nice round 50. Exactly half of 100 which has been hammered into our brains as a nice round number due to both the romans and the decimal system.

Not saying they're wrong, just that it's a bit sus.
 

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Yeah, some of the most intelligent physicists on the planet thought, right, what's half of 100, 50 ! Ok, we'll make it 50 billion.

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

When Mount Everest was first measured in 1856, its height was EXACTLY 29,000 feet. Andrew Waugh thought no one would ever believe it was exactly 29,000 and would assume that he just guessed its height. Consequently he decided to add 2 feet to it, resulting in a height of 29,002
 

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I heard most of physics is made up on the spot.
 

old.Tohtori

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Most likely put 50 billion in to give them a nice lil 10 billion buffer if someone found a bigger one.
 

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Yeah, some of the most intelligent physicists on the planet thought, right, what's half of 100, 50 ! Ok, we'll make it 50 billion.
I just wonder how many millions it cost to come up with that 'wet finger in the air' assessment.
 

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Not all physicists look like Doc Brown

 

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He did invent the flux capacitor though.
 

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