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Black Holes Give Me a Sinking Feeling

English: This artist’s impression shows how je...
English: This artist’s impression shows how jets from supermassive black holes could form galaxies, thereby explaining why the mass of black holes is larger in galaxies that contain more stars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor has posted an interesting article on Space.com and as some of you know I am a fan of all things spacey even though I do not understand a lot about it.  But lack of understanding has never prevented me from engaging in awe or writing about my thoughts.

Of particular interest is the last line which says,  “It’s an exit door from our universe. You walk through that door, you’re not coming back.”

The article announces that scientists have been able to measure the point of no return for matter.

Charles Q.  Choi, SPACE.com Contributor says Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape their clutches.

Now the main thought to keep in mind is the idea that whatever goes into these black holes does not come out – including light.  Just so we are clear on that.

Choi also says, “Nearly all galaxies are thought to harbor at their cores supermassive black holes millions to billions of times the mass of our sun. Scientists recently discovered the largest black holes known in two nearby galaxies. One of these galaxies, known as NGC 3842 — the brightest galaxy in the Leo cluster nearly 320 million light years away — has a central black hole containing 9.7 billion solar masses

Now anything that would hold billions of our suns is hardly the mere size of a hole as my mind pictures it.    Black holes are also cannibalistic and gobble each other up – so now I am imaging the old mario nintendo game that scrambled after whatever they were with gaping mouths in a maze.  But that is still not my point of wonder.

THIS IS…….”Bullet-shooting Black Hole Black holes are known for sucking in matter, but researchers find they can shoot it out as well. Observations of a black hole called H1743-322, which harbors five to 10 times the mass of the sun and is located about 28,000 light-years from Earth, revealed it apparently pulled matter off a companion star, then spat some of it back out as gigantic “bullets” of gas moving at nearly a quarter the speed of light.  **This galactic belch ejects particles, scattering them amongst stars and planets, and may also affect magnetic fields in the galaxy.”


In or out?


The next thought that occurred to me is since scientists are always talking about the universe expanding – some numbers say hundreds of thousand miles per hour and some in the millions – but what if?  What if?

What if it is not the WHOLE universe that is expanding?  WHAT IF in fact our part of the universe is just some spittle from a black hole sneeze way back then?  Sort of like the bacteria of a universal open mouth sneeze?

See what I am saying?  The Big Bang may have been a localized thing – a cosmic burp?

Interesting huh?


Not Understanding Quantum Physics or Hawking ‘s A Brief History Time and Loving it!

All things universal, time, beginnings and endings intrigue me.  I have read A Brief History of Time more than once, and will continue to read a few more times as each reading helps me understand a little more.   My interest in Quantum Physics started with references Michael Crichton made to it in his book Timeline.  Which I also read repeatedly as it’s a darn good novel.  But it is publications not related to fiction that catch my interest.  

I also understand that there is lots of updated info since the publications of these books.  My twin city Waterloo has grown to become a world respected centre in Physics and multiple other sciences related to these endeavors and Stephen Hawking sits as a researcher at our Waterloo Perimeter Institute and has since 2008. 

Richard Feynman who apparently understands Quantum Mechanics better than anyone is credited with saying, “Nobody understands Quantum Mechanics.” and that is the one line that made me think, heck if no one including the experts do not understand it then I can be comfortable in searching it out and I don’t have to feel like an idiot because no one understands it!

Somehow this all ties into my thoughts on the universe and our connectivity with It and each other.  Our universal mind.

Could I carry on a conversation with those in the know?  Absolutely not.  Would I like to stand in the presence of these great minds? Absolutely.

If I were many years younger would I move heaven and earth to become one of these great minds? You betcha! (Although I may need a greater mind than that which was bestowed on me.)

I will continue to seek, to learn, to dream though because after all this is the new frontier and I do so love having my brain tickled by the very thought.

Fitting in that skin..it won’t fit..it won’t fit!

Fitting in that Skin..it won’t fit..it won’t fit!

Some days you just can’t get comfortable in your own skin. (Please keep in mind that even though I appear to be speaking for all I really am speaking for me and just assuming you might have some idea of what I am talking about). 

See what I mean? My mind is all rambly.  Note I did not say my thoughts were rambling…it just seems to be part of being uncomfortable in your skin, everything is rambly.

It’s as though I am out sync with the flow with the universe, the rhythm of life, slipped a cog, lost my footing, have a screw loose, lights on in the attic but no one is home.  Good grief…..screws, footing, rhythm…I AM FALLING APART!  Now I am agitated, waiting for a limb to drop off next. Crap!

I felt it coming yesterday.  Not quite like losing my hold on reality but knowing that for a small period of time, if my life were a biorhythm chart, that all criteria were heading to the bottom of the graph with a huge kerplunk to lay knotted  and tangled. It happens a couple of times a year, I think.  I wonder if it was triggered by that crazy moon, or if the rudeness of those beastly people on the weekend put a dent in my aura of calm and peace?  Oh my aura.  I miss it.  I checked and don’t think I have any kind of aura right now.  Nuts does that mean I am aura-less?

I know this is rare and will pass and life will return to calm clear thinking; a person fully intact – aura possessed, common sense, able to make a declarative sentence.

Tomorrow is another day.  This day is not meant decision making or soul searching, operating large machinery, or even small machinery, or any machinery more than a tooth brush.

I can only hope that world leaders, nuclear scientists, brain surgeons, and the Royal Wedding planner can wait one more day before soliciting my much needed advice.