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Will The Milky Way's Black Hole Consume It ?
« on: 18/09/2016 17:43:35 »
Dearest Chocolate lovers,

As a sheepy I of course luff the Milky Way. It's my all time favourite galaxy.

Galaxies were invented in 1856 by Ms Ann Dromeda and it's a very good job she did too because it would make for a very boring stargazing night if there were no galaxies to look at.

As ewe can see from the picture there is a black hole in the middle of the Milky Way and I was wondering if it would one day consume the entire galaxy . Is this the fate of all galaxies ?

Will The Milky Way's Black Hole Consume It ?

If it does, will it be any time soon ? because I have a manicure appointment next Tuesday  and I need to confirm it !  I just love my shellac !!


whajafink ?

I don't know, I'm just a wooly quadruped !!....sheesh !!



hugs and shmishes


mwah mwah mwah


neil
xxxx

There's a hole in my galaxy dear Liza, dear Liza
there's a hole in my galaxy, dear Liza a hole !!


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Re: Will The Milky Way's Black Hole Consume It ?
« Reply #1 on: 18/09/2016 22:21:58 »
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Will The Milky Way's Black Hole Consume It ?
It is expected that the Supermassive black hole at the center of galaxies will continue to accumulate mass from their surrounding galaxy by consuming stars and gas.

There may be bursts of additional consumption when a galaxy consumes another galaxy, disturbing the relatively stable orbits in the galactic disk, and plunging more stars into the central black hole.

But these galactic collisions are fairly messy, spewing isolated stars into intergalactic space, far from the central black hole.

And black holes are fairly messy eaters - while most of the gas in the accretion disk will end up inside the black hole, a small proportion gets sprayed into intergalactic space, in the form of polar jets.

So there is a significant amount of matter that will escape the central black hole for a considerable time.

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If it does, will it be any time soon ?
The Sun orbits well away from the central black hole in our galaxy.
- The Earth orbits relatively close to the Sun
- You will be able to warm your toes by the heat of the red-giant Sun long before you have to worry about plunging into the central black hole.
- I would confirm your appointment for next Tuesday...
 
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Re: Will The Milky Way's Black Hole Consume It ?
« Reply #2 on: 20/09/2016 11:55:06 »
thank ewe evan_au

appointment confirmed !!...such a relief !

I very much appreciate the information, fascinating !  I guess black holes will be the last remnants though of the universe , because they're so damn stubborn !
 

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