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RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: SCARY !!

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Posted by FreddieD on July 13, 2000 19:54:59 UTC

A black hole at the center of the milky way is about as scary as the sun being at the center of our solar system. Read the following link... massive black holes exist at the center of most spiral galaxies and ours is, by far, NOT the "mother of all black holes". There are much larger. Our sun orbits this black hole just like our planet orbits the sun... only it takes a huge amount of time to even complete a single orbit. (something in the order of millions of years if I remember correctly) My point is, even if we are in a decaying orbit, it would still take a huge number of orbits to decay to the point where we get sucked in, and a huge number of orbits = billions of years maybe? I can think of many things that are more of an immediate threat.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/black_holes_diet_000327.html

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