Black Holes coming this way.

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Xmo1, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Xmo1 Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    419
    Stands to reason with millions of black holes in the galaxy that some of them would be approaching our position. Why I haven't been de-rezed during my lifetime is pretty amazing to me. What isn't super cold is super hot in the universe. Having environments that grow life is weird, and amazing. Somewhere sits a really good chemist. Journalism 101 - The Bait, and the Click. Not intentional. It's just part of my writing style. I frame questions.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,796
    Put it in perspective. There are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy.

    It's not like black holes are free to wander among the stars like children in a crowded train station.

    There are a lot of stars a lot closer to us than BHs - wouldn't it make more sense to ask why we haven't been pulverized by a nearby star?
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    No, it doesn't stand to reason.
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,890
    The closest known black hole is some 3000 ly away. It is ~9-13 times the mass of the Sun. Millions may sound like a lot, but spread out over the volume of the galaxy, they are pretty thinly spread out.
     
  8. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,541
    Youtube U. strikes again.
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

    Messages:
    31,262
    The take-away message here is: space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how mind-bogglingly big it is. You might think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's peanuts to space.

    (Apologies to Douglas Adams.)
     
    DaveC426913 likes this.
  10. gebobs Registered Member

    Messages:
    36
    Wazzat?
     
  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,796
    Tron reference, ya young piker.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     

Share This Page