Number 8-- Ten Ways to Destroy Earth-- "You will need: a microscopic black hole. Note that black holes are not eternal, they evaporate due to Hawking radiation. For your average black hole this takes an unimaginable amount of time, but for really small ones it could happen almost instantaneously, as evaporation time is dependent on mass. Therefore you microscopic black hole must have greater than a certain threshold mass, roughly equal to the mass of Mount Everest. Creating a microscopic black hole is tricky, since one needs a reasonable amount of neutronium, but may possibly be achievable by jamming large numbers of atomic nuclei together until they stick. This is left as an exercise to the reader.
Method: simply place your black hole on the surface of the Earth and wait. Black holes are of such high density that they pass through ordinary matter like a stone through the air. The black hole will plummet through the ground, eating its way to the center of the Earth and all the way through to the other side: then, it'll oscillate back, over and over like a matter-absorbing pendulum. Eventually it will come to rest at the core, having absorbed enough matter to slow it down. Then you just need to wait, while it sits and consumes matter until the whole Earth is gone.
"The types of black hole mergers predicted by Einstein's general relativity have been accurately simulated in a computer model for the first time.
The new three-dimensional model provides a direct test of Einstein's theory and could guide the hunt for gravitational waves, one of the most elusive and sought-after forms of energy in the universe.
"In the past, we've always shown animations or artists' conceptions of gravitational waves, but now we have Einstein's conception," said Joan Centralla, head of NASA Goddard's Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory and a member of the team that created the model.
The model was announced in a media teleconference on Tuesday."
Could Jupiter be a "failed star" formation perhaps because of a lack in the mass needed for fusion processes? I beleive it is known that many stars are binary--that is, have a partner star and some even have tow--that is, three revolving stars. I have read that some of Jupiter's and Saturn's moons may have life forms or the materials needed for the creation of life. And, what can we make of the rings of Saturn being similar to the galactic rings now being reported, where new star formations are taking place? Or, could these large gas planets be "offsprings" of our sun--that formed at the same time as the sun? Doc
Big discussion in science: Could we make Mars like Earth? Some believe that if we cultivate massive plant growth on Mars it would result in the beginning of a Mars' type greenhouse effect, melting the frost pockets there, and producing rivers and clouds. Easier said than done? Doc
indicating a similarity between the human brain and a black hole. Other scientists have outlined the possibility that black holes could be the originators of new universes (Penrose and Hawkins) which would form new stars, planets and life forms and than, collapse into new black holes--a type of reproduction. One indication of this "intelligence" is the black hole's ability to maintain information on its horizon (Susskind and d'Hooft). I was wondering just how "intelligent" are these black holes? Is this "universe creating" event a chance, blind occurence or directed by this information system loacted on their horizon--a new type of cosmic intelligence?
I think that Einstein was a paper-pen theorist and needed help in complex math expression but would he, if alive, be using a computer? I think that the solutions to Einstein's equations are so complicated that using paper-pen methods would take decades to bring to solution.