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Sagittarius A*

Location: 17h 45 m 40.0409s (right ascension), -29°0’28.118” (declination)
Distance: 25,900 ± 1,400 light years (7,940 ± 420 parsecs)
Diameter: 44 million kilometres
Angular diameter: 37 μas
Mass: 4.31 ± 0.38 million solar masses

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The ultimate destination of us all.

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2 hours ago, Lindal Kidd said:

Sagittarius A*

Location: 17h 45 m 40.0409s (right ascension), -29°0’28.118” (declination)
Distance: 25,900 ± 1,400 light years (7,940 ± 420 parsecs)
Diameter: 44 million kilometres
Angular diameter: 37 μas
Mass: 4.31 ± 0.38 million solar masses

black_hole.jpg__800x600_q85_crop.jpg

The ultimate destination of us all.

It looks cold. Can we bring Maddie to keep us warm?

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5 hours ago, Lindal Kidd said:

Sagittarius A*

The ultimate destination of us all.

What a lovely destination, Lindal!

This animated zoom-in is of Sagittarius A*, or at least the indirect evidence for it. At the end is a seven year time lapse showing the proper motion of a gas cloud and some stars, which allowed scientists to calculate the mass and distribution of the thing that was tugging all that stuff around... a supermassive black hole.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Parhelion Palou said:

Are you responsible for this, young lady? No more space-time discombobulators for you.

 

3 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

Awwwww, c’mon Par. It’s just a little supermassive black hole. I promise I’ll put everything away when I’m done annihilating it.

Pretty please?

Don't listen to her Par. Remember what happened last time? 

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And we all know what happens after that.

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25 minutes ago, Selene Gregoire said:

Ha! Wrong place! I don't have a doorbell. 

neener neener

xD

...mails you a very flat supermassive black hole in an official looking bubble envelope marked "You're a winner!"

I am nothing if not persistent. And I'm waiting for you to say you don't have a mailbox.

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23 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

...mails you a very flat supermassive black hole in an official looking bubble envelope marked "You're a winner!"

I am nothing if not persistent. And I'm waiting for you to say you don't have a mailbox.

...file 13's the official looking bubble envelope marked "You're a winner!" (she never wins).

 

Yeah but which one?

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1 hour ago, Selene Gregoire said:

Dammit Love. You just had to go blab it. Maddy isn't gonna set me on fire now, thanks to you.

I just wanted to be all warm and toasty again. 🔥

...sends you a marshmallow costume, a huge stick, and a bonfire

...with a supermassive black hole in it.

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