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"A team of astronomers recently found a black hole that is a staggering 12 billion times the mass of our sun. For comparison, our star is roughly 333,000 times the mass of Earth. This means that some 1.3 million Earths could fit inside one sun. Now multiply that number by 12 billion. That's how many Earths could fit inside this black hole…makes you feel a little smallish. If you need a visual representation of what this looks like, then take a look at this amazing video, which shows just how massive black holes are."


Scientists discover black hole 12 billion times bigger than the sun - CNN.com
 

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That's a pretty cool video. It really does demonstrate the scale of black holes pretty nicely.
 

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Now multiply that number by 12 billion. That's how many Earths could fit inside this black hole…
Did you factor in the atomic squashing of said Earths that would occur? :lol:
 

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Well, its a measure of mass, not volume. How many suns would "fit" isnt the same as 12billion masses. Mass is the measure of matter, not volume.

 

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