Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Core of death!

Some of you might know that at the center of our galaxy is a black hole. A few of you might also know that this black hole has a mass 3.7 million times greater than that of the Sun. Now you can add a new fact to that knowledge: there is a swarm of 10-20 thousand smaller black holes that are slowly spiraling into the central monster, many of which are cannibalizing their stellar neighbors by sucking down plumes of superheated plasma and pumping out x-rays.

And you thought we had it bad.

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