50 billion sun black hole

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Lamp, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

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  2. tris-

    tris- Failed Geordie and Parmothief

    i approve
     
  3. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    That is cool, nice site as well.
     
  4. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

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

    Marc FH is my second home

    Thats what the scientists said, "upper limit"
     
  6. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    Yeah, second read and saw that. My bad.

    Was basing too much on the post by Lamp where it seemed "defined".
     
  7. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    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.
     
  8. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    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
     
  9. TheBinarySurfer

    TheBinarySurfer Can't get enough of FH


    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.
     
  10. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    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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  11. Marc

    Marc FH is my second home

    rofl
     
  12. tris-

    tris- Failed Geordie and Parmothief

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

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

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

    Hawkwind FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    I just wonder how many millions it cost to come up with that 'wet finger in the air' assessment.
     
  15. liloe

    liloe It's my birthday today!

    Hrhrhr, harsh comment … I like it:p
     
  16. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Not all physicists look like Doc Brown

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  17. tris-

    tris- Failed Geordie and Parmothief

    He did invent the flux capacitor though.
     

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