I just need a bit of reassurance that this isnt happening.
Thank you :)
--- Kjell Wrengsted wrote:
> From: "Kjell Wrengsted"
> Subject: rumors
> Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 20:23:59 +0100
> Our world - and every man, woman and child on it -
> will disappear into an empty void
> ....warns top scientist.
> CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Chandra X-ray observatory,
> NASA`s new $1 billion X-ray telescope, has detected
> a powerful black hole in our galaxy - and the
> dangerous star-eater is pulling Earth, the Sun and
> our entire Solar System toward it at more than 1
> million miles per hour.
> At its current velocity, our planet will be
> swallowed by the black hole on August 11th 2000 - a
> date that could be Doomsday for all mankind,
> astronomers warn.
> "Once we reach the event horizon, the edge
> surrounding the black hole, escape will be
> physically impossible," explained astrophysicist Dr.
> Gerard Holtschein. "Our world will be sucked in by
> enormous gravitational forces and crushed like an
> empty beer can."
> Black holes are gravitational fields that gobble up
> everything in sight, making entire star systems
> vanish like it`s going down a drain. Scientists
> believe they are born when a star collapses.
> "The star keeps on shrinking until it is just a
> point in apace with an infinite density," Dr.
> Holtschein explained. "At that point, the
> gravitational attraction becomes so tremendous that
> even light can`t escape, making it invisible to the
> naked eye - which is why we call it a black hole."
> Over the eons, as more and more surrounding matter
> is sucked into a black hole, its gravitational
> strength steadily increases. The ultra-dense black
> hole recently detected near the centre of our galaxy
> has a mass estimated to be equal to 100 billion of
> our suns.
> "That`s because it has already swallowed a vast
> number of stars," said Dr. Holtschein.
> Scientists have known since the 1960s that our solar
> system is on the move and in recent years many have
> theorised that the powerful tug of a black hole
> could be responsible. Nut it wasn`t until this
> summer that NASA`s recently launched orbiting
> telescope confirmed the existence of a black hole
> dubbed "the mother of all black holes" in the
> vicinity of the star Cassiopeia A.
> Chandra, the world`s largest and most sensitive
> X-ray telescope. beamed back a detailed photo of
> clouds swirling about a black pit of darkness - a
> photo that secretive NASA officials quickly labelled
> "highly classified."
> "Although you can`t see the black hole itself, you
> can see how matter is being drawn rapidly in - it`s
> actually somewhat terrifying to observe," said Dr.
> Holtschein who says he was given an advance copy of
> a NASA report on the Chandra photo by a space agency
> Even though earth is zooming toward the black hole,
> we have no sensation of movement because our world,
> the sun, the moon and all the planets of our system
> are being.... *bla bla bla*
So, is this really happening ?