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Posted: 2008-April-30 at 9:05am | IP Logged Quote megear1

Don't worry, it's only a rogue black hole:

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080429-black-hole-supe rkick.html

but as the comments noted, where is it heading?

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Posted: 2008-April-30 at 9:42am | IP Logged Quote JanL

Hi Mark, given that it was kicked out of another galaxy, even if it was headed for us, the human race wouldn't even be a vague memory by that time, our sun would only be a core of itself and a relatively cool core at that.  Jan

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Posted: 2008-May-02 at 6:37pm | IP Logged Quote megear1

I wasn't worried, as the info was detailed on that point. I was wondering where it was headed and if we could observe its travel.

What's more worrisome is if a rogue gamma burst is heading our way.

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yeah, gamma ray bursts are pretty dangerousand rogue ones even more :D


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Yes, it would be a bit of a downer if either event were to transpire. A more
local (but highly unlikely outcome) risk is that the Large Hadron Collider
might create a stable black hole when activated this year. If that were to
happen, I wonder how long it would take to devour the earth?
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LHC generating black holes is neatWe'll see when they activate it :D


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Posted: 2008-May-04 at 7:26pm | IP Logged Quote mike1851

I don't think it would be too neat.  I don't think I would make a good string of spaghetti or infinitely dense (no jokes here) particle


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