Dance of the Black Holes

April 9, 2006 at 12:57 pm | | nerd, news

Two black holes in the Abel 400 cluster are dancing with each other right now, circling in a death spiral that, according to astronomers at the University of Virginia and NASA, will lead to a merging of the two.  The merger, expected in the next few million years, would create a super-black hole with the power consume a few billion stars.

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  1. I always heard that if you put one infinite object into another infinite object, the universe would come to an end …… or something very bad would happen.

    Comment by Dewey Williams — April 20, 2006 #

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