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#4 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/01/2012) [-]
A black hole is only a few miles wide, they are formed from the remains of stars after a supernova. That dude has the size of a black hole waaaaaaay off. But I'll take his side over hers any day. People who always post **** about science and relating it to "god" always piss me off.
#701 to #4 - andalitemadness
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(09/02/2012) [-]
A supermassive black hole has a radius of .02 lightyears. The sun, for comparison, has a radius of 7.35159782 × 10^-8 light years.
#562 to #4 - annaisocoolike
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(09/02/2012) [-]
sorry to say, but you are wrong. A black hole COULD be a few miles "long" but they also could be the size of a BILLION suns or just a fraction of a centimeter, it all depends on how much matter it sucks up! the more matter it sucks up, the more it grows. It is also thought that a black hole resides in the center many galaxies! imagine how big that would have to be, sucking up all that matter! so neither of you are technically right, as for the comment in the post it would be impossible to find an "average"size of a black hole because we simply have not found and measured all of them! the more you know.....
#577 to #562 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Scientists have estimated the size of several black holes to be about a few miles across. In my comment, I meant black holes that could pose a threat to Earth, not ALL black holes. There could be black holes the size of galaxies out there, but we haven't seen any yet, as far as I know.
#593 to #577 - annaisocoolike
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yes but that doesnt mean that is as big as they can get! you said in your comment that he was way off and that black holes are only a few miles wide. he was right aswell but both of you confining them into only specific sizes was wrong. they could be almost ANY size! and actually we have found MILLIONS of supermassive black holes thanks to NASA's WISE telescope. maybe you should do some research before you give out info! :)
#625 to #593 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Apologies, I was only stating what I remember. I took Astronomy two years ago, so I'm a little rusty.
#552 to #4 - XxJACKISHERExX
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(09/02/2012) [-]
then explain the black hole thats in the center of our universe.... i heard that things ******* massive
#555 to #552 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
I was unaware of this black hole, but if it's in the center of the universe, we probably aren't in danger of being swallowed by it.
#581 to #555 - XxJACKISHERExX
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how the hell are you unaware of that? and isnt there one in almost every center of diffrent universes
#621 to #581 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
I took astronomy 2 years ago, I don't remember EVERYTHING
#630 to #621 - XxJACKISHERExX
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and i never took astronomy.....
#546 to #4 - anon
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But who is to say that within the infinitism that is our reality, there isn't a Blackhole that size? Obviously I'm not following exact suit with the theories of infinity here, but if we wanted to get technical. With the concept of the 11th dimension in place there is,"somewhere", a dimension who's entire mass has been consumed by a Black Hole. Thus a Black Hole of incalculable size would exist, though I think it fair to say it would be larger than the average.
#554 to #546 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
That's true, but in my comment, I was referring to black holes that we've been able to see. In other words, all of the black holes that scientists have seen are estimated to be around a few miles across, however, I don't doubt that there are larger black holes somewhere out there, but if we were in danger of one, we would probably know about it by now.
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#384 to #4 - ILikeGreen
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Where can I read about black holes, or what should I watch? I know a little, but its pretty confusing.
#528 to #384 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
How the Universe Works is a great show in my opinion. Or most of the shows on the Science channel are good options. Or... you could take an astronomy class.
#537 to #528 - ILikeGreen
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Thanks. Some ass hole btw came and thumbed everyone down.
#540 to #537 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
I know, I'll thumb everyone up. No one's really in the wrong here...
#132 to #4 - unholycapsicum
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There seems to be a lot of misinformation here.   
Blackholes are singularities, the event horizon may be the size of the sun, the moon, a quarter, or whatever. But the blackhole itself has no volume and exists as a 0 dimensional point in space.   
The event horizon is the point at which light can no longer escape from the blackhole, giving the large field of darkness, hence the misconception.
There seems to be a lot of misinformation here.
Blackholes are singularities, the event horizon may be the size of the sun, the moon, a quarter, or whatever. But the blackhole itself has no volume and exists as a 0 dimensional point in space.
The event horizon is the point at which light can no longer escape from the blackhole, giving the large field of darkness, hence the misconception.
#138 to #132 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Well, from what I was told, black hole are usually only a few miles wide. Apologies if I was incorrect, I'm not one to pass off false information as true facts on purpose.
#124 to #4 - anon
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Do you dare to call ignorant believers who use science when you yourself dont even realize that black holes are adimensional objects and therefore to say a black hole is ''a few miles wide'' sounds very, but very stupid and uncouth.
Most of you atheists(I am an atheist myself, but I dont like to use that word because I dont like to be related to scum like you), are just a bunch of retarded pseudoemos without any actual knowledge of the science they defend with such feriocity; neither you know its limits.
#525 to #124 - ilovehitler
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(09/02/2012) [-]
You could apply the same thing to a lot of religions as well.
For instance, many Christians haven't read the full bible, yet they defend it.

And since black holes themselves don't really have size, people who don't take everything so literally will often use the distance of the event horizon (I think it's that part, I haven't actually studied black holes, so forgive me if my terminology is incorrect) as the thing to measure.
#135 to #124 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
I'm not Athiest...
#120 to #4 - baddies
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A black hole is an implossion, while a super nova is an explossion. So a black hole is the exact oppotise of a super nova.
#110 to #4 - jimmyprice
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(09/02/2012) [-]
i understand what you are saying but i think what he might of meant was the size of the area that will be consumed by the black hole
#63 to #4 - allamericandude
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(09/02/2012) [-]
I noticed this conversation and wanted to mention a couple of things:

The size of a black hole is determined by the Schwarzschild Radius, r=2Gm/c^2, where G is the gravitational constant, m is mass, and c is the speed of light. In other words: they're really really really small compared to what they are made from. If the Earth were to become a blackhole, it would have to be crushed down to the size of a marble. But in order to create a black hole, the object needs to have enough mass. That's where the Facebook guy was slightly incorrect. It's 4-5 times the mass of our sun, not necessarily 4-5 times bigger.

Black holes aren't interstellar vacuum cleaners like the movies suggest. They only have the same gravitational pull as the material that it was made from, it's just that all of that force is concentrated in a smaller area. So if the Sun were to suddenly become a black hole (which it never will), all of the planets would continue to orbit around it as if nothing had changed. It would just be a bit darker outside, obviously.

If a quarter-sized black hole came near the Earth, it would take a lot longer to swallow the planet than the movies depict (eg Star Trek). It would be a gradual process--taking anywhere from a few days to a few months.
#563 to #63 - annaisocoolike
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(09/02/2012) [-]
actually that is incorrect!! refer to my comment below in reply to comment #4 for proper explanation of black holes! please know your stuff before giving "information!!
#756 to #563 - allamericandude
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(09/02/2012) [-]
You didn't really say anything that contradicted me...
#219 to #63 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE
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(09/02/2012) [-]
"it never will"
It would take a really long time and we'd all be dead and gone, but it could eventually happen right? Or am I missing something?
#441 to #219 - allamericandude
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(09/02/2012) [-]
It doesn't have enough mass to crush itself down into a black hole.
#121 to #63 - anon
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(09/02/2012) [-]
NO NO NO, AND A MILLION TIMES NO
BLACK HOLES HAVE NO SIZE, THEY ARE 0 DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS,THEY ARE FREAKING POINTS
THE SCHWARZCHILD RADIUS IS THE DISTANCE FROM THE CENTER OF THE BLACK HOLE FROM WHICH LIGHT CAN NO LONGER SCAPE, BUT ITS NOT THE SIZE OF THE BLACK HOLE!!!!
WHY DO YOU ALL ******* TRY TO LOOK SMART, THE ONLY THING YOU ARE DOING WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT AN ISSUE YOU ACTUALLY DONT KNOW **** ABOUT IS PROPAGATE IGNORANCE
#158 to #121 - allamericandude
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#172 to #158 - allamericandude
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Actually, I'mma take that back. I said it a bit too confidently without knowing 100% if it was correct.
#157 to #121 - quantumlegend
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(09/02/2012) [-]
1. calm your tits
2. Yea, giving a black hole size is technically wrong. But for conventional use, it's often enough overlooked anyways. Like if someone asked you your weight and you said 90 kilograms. Kilogram is a measure of mass, not weight, but we get the idea. Since the black hole has no size anyway, we mas as well just relate what we call its "size" to its event horizon.
#20 to #4 - andalitemadness
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(09/02/2012) [-]
No.
The average black hole, what is called an intermediate black hole, is 10^3 times the mass of the sun. There are black holes that can be as small as the moon, but that wouldn't be the average black hole. Those are called micro black holes.
#130 to #20 - sirgawain
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Mass. Not volume. He's talking about the volume.
#15 to #4 - thedemonic
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(09/01/2012) [-]
ever heard of a hypermassive black hole? think 10 billion times the mass of the sun
#150 to #15 - quantumlegend
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Massive =/= large

Mass == amount of matter in an object
Volume == largeness
#233 to #150 - thedemonic
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but these black holes actually are much larger than a star, their point of no return is further than that of our sun to pluto
#231 to #150 - thedemonic
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i never said they were large
#779 to #231 - quantumlegend
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I guess not. I'm not sure why I replied to you on this...eh, my bad.
#14 to #4 - anon
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(09/01/2012) [-]
I think he meant 4-5 times more mass, therefore 4-5 times more gravitational pull.
#5 to #4 - xsap [OP]
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a black hole size of a quarter is enough to swallow earth but as much as i agree with you i must add that there is no good reason why a black hole can't be 5 times bigger then our sun   
   
universe and ****
a black hole size of a quarter is enough to swallow earth but as much as i agree with you i must add that there is no good reason why a black hole can't be 5 times bigger then our sun

universe and ****
#703 to #5 - ccamp
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(09/02/2012) [-]
FUS RO DAH
#269 to #5 - crackboots
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also black holes aren't cosmic vacuum cleaners.
if say the moon would turn into a black hole nothing would happen to earth, even the tides wouldn't change.
#230 to #5 - pollux
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Wouldn't that simply be a Supermassive black hole?
#6 to #5 - sparkofinsanity
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True, but in order for that, the star would need to be MASSIVE, I'm talking millions of times bigger than our sun. Only what's left of a star after a supernova makes a black hole, and stars don't leave much after they explode. Plus, if a black hole was bigger than our sun, the distortion of light around it would be visible, so we would have probably found one a long time ago.
True, but in order for that, the star would need to be MASSIVE, I'm talking millions of times bigger than our sun. Only what's left of a star after a supernova makes a black hole, and stars don't leave much after they explode. Plus, if a black hole was bigger than our sun, the distortion of light around it would be visible, so we would have probably found one a long time ago.
#488 to #6 - killerliquid
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Well, we're about to crash into Andromeda in several billion years, there's is the tiniest of chances where we (assuming we or nature didn't kill us all) meet the super-massive black hole that makes the galaxy.
#432 to #6 - roarflmao
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well.. i saw on discovery.. (great way to start a sentence) that they actually found a black hole quite some time ago.. or what the believed was a black hole, the problem with confirming it is that the only thing they could say was that there was a star orbiting it slowly being sucked in and no light escaped it. I suppose it all goes down to the definition of a black hole and the theory behind it
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#387 to #6 - emplon
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Well you know, an infinite number of dimensions with an infinite number of galaxies. Has to be somewhere
#533 to #387 - sparkofinsanity
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I never said it doesn't exist, I'm just saying that we have yet to find a super massive black hole, so, it's probably not anything to worry about in our lifetimes.
#223 to #6 - shitshitshit
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"stars don't leave much after they explode"

they leave an all devouring hole, ya not much
#37 to #6 - barehype
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(09/02/2012) [-]
What if two black holes collided? And one sucked in the other and it becam a big mo fuka!
#137 to #37 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Impossible. The larger black hole would simply engulf the smaller one and would not gain any size. As far as I know, at least
#367 to #137 - barehype
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Surely it must grow bigger in size, where does all the mass go if it doesn't
#524 to #367 - sparkofinsanity
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(09/02/2012) [-]
It is simply compressed. The black hole might grow a little in size, but it won't double in size. However, its MASS will skyrocket.
#7 to #6 - xsap [OP]
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well.. i agree but we only explored very small amount of the universe.. there is so much out there that our telescope can't see. NASA discovers crazy **** every year
#291 to #7 - anon
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Universe..I..
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#46 to #7 - graphically
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#762 to #46 - anon
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#766 to #762 - anon
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sorry, here's the real full picture


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#744 to #46 - novacane
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(09/02/2012) [-]
What that reminded me of...
#526 to #46 - technocrazynick
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(09/02/2012) [-]
I have this one if anybody wants it
#108 to #46 - HARDSTYLESHUFFLER
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I wish there was one big enough for a wallpaper. :(
#125 to #108 - graphically
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Desktop wallpaper? That pictures pretty high resolution
#133 to #125 - HARDSTYLESHUFFLER
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That's the problem. I don't have a high resolution monitor. Just a 1280x1040 piece of **** that just gets the job done. lol
#420 to #133 - graphically
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don't resize it -.-
go under the properties of your desktop wall paper and hit "fill"
#297 to #133 - exorbitant
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Resizing an image to such dimensions isn't exactly hard.
#585 to #297 - denbaby
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#590 to #585 - exorbitant
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Sure thing. Here you go.
#782 to #590 - sacredmagic
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#591 to #590 - denbaby
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Thanks ! :)
Thanks ! :)
#575 to #297 - anon
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it looks all squished now
#50 to #46 - xsap [OP]
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#8 to #7 - sparkofinsanity
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I'm aware, and I wasn't saying that there aren't giant black holes out there, I'm just saying I think if we were in any danger of one, NASA would have found it a long time ago.
I'm aware, and I wasn't saying that there aren't giant black holes out there, I'm just saying I think if we were in any danger of one, NASA would have found it a long time ago.
#9 to #8 - xsap [OP]
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yea.. the odds of a earth getting swallowed by a black hole are as much as black guy graduating high school
#122 to #9 - madmurdock
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that's quite high then
#10 to #9 - sparkofinsanity
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