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Largest water reservoir discovered around a black hole. The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way.


Satellites glimpse ultra-powerful “black hole” whirlpools in Atlantic

Satellites glimpse ultra-powerful "black-hole" whirlpools in Atlantic - The whirlpools - never witnessed before - would suck down ships, debris and even living creatures. Satellites have shown two mysterious 'black-hole' whirlpools in the South Atlantic Ocean - ultra-powerful "vortexes" (vortices) which suck water down into the depths

Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean, surrounds a huge, feeding black hole, called a quasar, more than 12 billion light-years away.


Now I feel dizzy…

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First black hole orbiting a 'spinning' star

Scientists have discovered the first binary system ever known to consist of a black hole and a ‘spinning’ star – or more accurately, a Be-type star. Although predicted by theory, none had previously been found.

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Community Post: The 30 Fattest Birds On The Planet

Quail - we have a whole quail family that lives right by us - the mama & papa bird always train their fledglings to fly off our back hedge every year :)

from Live Science

What If? 22 Crazy Hypothetical Questions (and their Answers)

If you were to take a step into a small black hole, your body would most closely resemble toothpaste being extruded out of the tube. Tidal forces are so strong at a black hole's threshold (called the "event horizon") that they would stretch your body into a string of atoms as you fell into the abyss. But if you fell into a somewhat larger black hole with less extreme tides, you could maintain your internal structure. Einstein's theory of time dilation suggests that if you looked forward…