Record-breaking flare from Milky Way’s black hole detected by NASA's Chandra project


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I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.


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I was thinking more in terms of where did all the Pierson’s Puppeteers go?


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Theory Three:

Weapons test.


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Interstellar communication?
Black hole mating dance?
Spicy burritos?


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Spicy space burritos, definitely.


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Wondering what humans were doing about 26000 years ago. Not quite yet in North America, last Ice Age, making baby carriers, that sort of thing apparently.


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Obviously blackhole.core.galaxy.uni/goatse.jpg


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Hey I bet it was the same as this thing.


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I guess they didn’t get the memo?
Research shows that black holes do not exist


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It’s obviously a wormhole. Rick Berman was right all along, and we’re about to get a visitor from the Gamma Quadrant.


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Oddly, the front page of the very same website features several articles about black holes. Perhaps this “research” is not altogether convincing?


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It does say that it was not peer-reviewed, but provides the maths. If it is a serious contender others will do the sums and provide their findings.
The problem I have with them is the infinite density of the singularity.


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I’m just going to go ahead and be “that guy” but the quoted article’s “theories” are hypotheses. Please correct me if I’m wrong! It’s just that I get a bit rankled over the use of the word “theory” when nothing has been scientifically proven as such.


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The word ‘theory’ in common layman usage means hypothesis, in science it means accepted explanation, which leads to much misuse (i’m looking at you evolution-deniers). Your rankling is understandable.
However, the word ‘proven’ is also misused. Proof is only for maths and alchohol.


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Yea, I read the article. There’s a huge handwave right before the last step in the proof, kind of like the underpants gnomes. Also, the whole thing about data and evidence.


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It was bound to happen. You can put up all the signs you want, but eventually some idiot put metal in the microwave.


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