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2 monster black holes are headed toward a collision that will rock the fabric of space-time

The two black holes will merge about 10,000 years from now and ripple the fabric of space-time in the process.

 

Astronomers have discovered two supermassive black holes that are 99% of the way to a violent collision that will rock the very fabric of space-time.

 
 

The black holes, which share the name PKS 2131-021, are locked in a dance of doom about 9 billion light-years from Earth, according to a study published Feb. 23 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The two objects have moved steadily toward each other for about 100 million years, according to a statement from NASA, and now they share a binary orbit, with the two black holes orbiting each other every two years or so.

 

About 10,000 years from now, the two black holes will merge, sending gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time originally predicted by Albert Einstein — surging across the universe, the researchers said. Though none of us will witness that epic collision, studying PKS 2131-021 now could reveal new information about how supermassive black holes form and what happens when two of them collide.

https://www.livescience.com/supermassive-black-hole-merger

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So in 10,000 years an event might happen that would take 9 billion years before we experience the effects of it.

Worry much? :inocent:

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49 minutes ago, clay said:

So in 10,000 years an event might happen that would take 9 billion years before we experience the effects of it.

Worry much? :inocent:

Thanks for putting this into the proper perspective Clay. I was kidding by saying we must do something. Unfortunately, there are people who get their panties in a wad and want to spend other people's money claiming they can somehow save the planet from forces we can barely comprehend, let alone defeat. 

:old: I can stop black hole from merging!

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On 3/2/2022 at 7:08 AM, Dakota Slim said:

2 monster black holes are headed toward a collision that will rock the fabric of space-time

The two black holes will merge about 10,000 years from now and ripple the fabric of space-time in the process.

 

Astronomers have discovered two supermassive black holes that are 99% of the way to a violent collision that will rock the very fabric of space-time.

 
 

The black holes, which share the name PKS 2131-021, are locked in a dance of doom about 9 billion light-years from Earth, according to a study published Feb. 23 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The two objects have moved steadily toward each other for about 100 million years, according to a statement from NASA, and now they share a binary orbit, with the two black holes orbiting each other every two years or so.

 

About 10,000 years from now, the two black holes will merge, sending gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time originally predicted by Albert Einstein — surging across the universe, the researchers said. Though none of us will witness that epic collision, studying PKS 2131-021 now could reveal new information about how supermassive black holes form and what happens when two of them collide.

https://www.livescience.com/supermassive-black-hole-merger

What a waste of matter and time, why couldn’t it be two massive neutron stars? The universe could do with more gold, now all that good stuff will just be going down an even larger loo!

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