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  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    Your readers need a science article on the new Sollasina cthulhu fossil.

  2. says

    That press conference was very well done: explained the developments, conveyed the excitement, ended on remaining mysteries; discussed the process through which they arrived here; took questions from high school students; emphasized the value of a longsighted view toward basic science and continuous funding as well as the importance of international scientific collaboration.

  3. Rob Grigjanis says

    …the event horizon beyond which all known physical laws collapse.

    Well, that’s just silly.

  4. blf says

    When the mildly deranged penguin first saw that image, she thought it might be the retrothrusters of one of the old relativistic MOONs (Massive Orbital Cheese Vaults), but upon closer examination — tasting — it clearly isn’t. That was one of the problems with the old relativistic MOONs, some cheeses objected to being warpped and arriving before they left, so there was also a few cheese particles escaping (whole cheeses tried to escape, but if you’ve ever jumped into a reativistic warp drive, then you know you (2) don’t say intact, and (1) aren’t reading this). And the remaining cheeses tended to have slightly odd flavours. Current model MOONs don’t have these problems, and are also impervious to cream “cheese”.

  5. Akira MacKenzie says

    If you look close enough, you can see Maximillian Schell stuffed in a robot suit in hell.

  6. Akira MacKenzie says

    Rob Grigjanis @ 7

    And there is Matthew McConaughey, stoned out of his mind and prattling on about how “love is quantifiable phenomenon.”

    OK, I think we’ve exhausted all singularity-themed movie references.

  7. Rob Grigjanis says

    Hj Hornbeck @9: The known physical laws (in this case GR) don’t “collapse” beyond the event horizon. They only break down at the singularity at the centre of the black hole, but are otherwise well-defined inside the event horizon.

    The Schwarzschild and Kerr solutions of the field equations have apparent singularities at the event horizon (the Kerr solution actually has two such surfaces), but these are artefacts of the coordinate systems, not actual physical singularities.

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