Talk:2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
inb4 anti-semitic troll vandalizes the page 184.108.40.206 19:38, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
- Jeez, it hasn't happened yet? --Youforgotthisthing (talk) 19:54, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
- Well, we made it until 15:40 on the 11th. Since it was created at 18:50 on the 10th, that's about... 20 hours and 15 minutes. Considering how it only took 13 minutes for #2133 to be vandalized-I-mean-corrected, and 25 minutes for #2125, it seems they're getting slower! I wonder if the poor lil fellas need more attention. :( --Youforgotthisthing (talk) 00:43, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Am I the only to one who is amazed at just how *far* Voyager has come? 220.127.116.11 19:52, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
I thought the dark disk on the photo is 2.6 Schwartzchild radii, not 1? --18.104.22.168 20:50, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
I Googled to get a sense of scale. Apparently the sun would be less than 4 miles across if compressed into a black hole. The magnitude is incomprehensible. 22.214.171.124 02:54, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
I believe "Voyager I" in the title text is a typo and Randall meant to say Voyager II. The location Randall notes would correspond closer to Voyager II than I(9.3 billion miles away from earth vs 11 billion miles). 126.96.36.199 06:21, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
I updated a few things in the explanation a couple hours back. It should read more smoothly now. Fmccarthy (talk) 08:01, 12 April 2019 (UTC) Rephrase scale reference 2.5 times smaller is not a good way to express reduction in size. It's clearer to say that it's two-fifths as big or it's 40% of the size. 188.8.131.52 09:58, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
Is anyone agreeing with the source ? haven't found a clear attribution of the image to NSF; and also would be suprised to find one.
- NSF link to image, NSF page with attribution, "The National Science Foundation (NSF) played a pivotal role in this discovery by funding individual investigators, interdisciplinary scientific teams and radio astronomy research facilities since the inception of EHT. Over the last two decades, NSF has directly funded more than $28 million in EHT research, the largest commitment of resources for the project." Source Article and NSF relation to EHT --184.108.40.206 16:30, 11 April 2019 (UTC)Zenthere
I am trying to spread truth and good critical thinking, but IP editors keep reverting My well-intention edits! What can I do? 220.127.116.11 16:59, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
- See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUyH3XhpLTo18.104.22.168 18:26, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
- HAVE YOU TRIED WALKING INTO THE SEA (can't find the relevant xkcd sorry) on a more serious note, I'd be for banning IP editors myself, it wouldn't matter much and just stop me from editing on mobile. If the comments section could somehow be left IP editable but not the articles, that would be an interesting Midway point, but any degree necessary is fine.