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"Scientists Say" blather
Are you, too, bothered by internet news reports that "scientists say" this or that. I find it utterly annoying. Who are these scientists? Are cosmologists qualified to say anything meaningful about high energy physics, biologists about the orbit of Enceladus?

What think you?

  • ersi
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Re: "Scientists Say" blather
Reply #300
Scientists say this is a photo of a black hole.

The image reveals the black hole at the centre of Messier 87 [1], a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. This black hole resides 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun [2].

  • Barulheira
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Reply #301
Strictly speaking, by definition, no hole can be photographed; just the stuff around it can. :sherlock:

  • Frenzie
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Re: "Scientists Say" blather
Reply #302
But -- strictly speaking -- a black hole is more of a dark star than a hole, isn't it? ;)

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No holes
Reply #303
Yes. Strictly speaking, a black hole is black but is not a hole.  :rolleyes: