Is This Universe Expanding? -
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, an exciting announcement was made of the first ever photograph taken of a huge black hole. Kudos to all those involved.
Below is a screen shot of the image seen on Channel Nine’s news site in Australia delivered by Robert Penfold, and one given worldwide media exposure.
It is featured here not just to congratulate the astronomers at the eight telescopes and those who coordinated it, but also the amazing technology which made possible this incredible feat.
Said Sheperd Doeleman, Project Director of Event Horizon Telescope, “We have seen what we thought was un-
“It is an absolute monster, the heavyweight champion of black holes in all the universe.”
Information noted at the time is that it is forty billion kilometres across and five hundred million, trillion kilometres from Earth. Here is some simple arithmetic. 40 light years is 380 trillion km.
500,000,000,000,000,000,000 km / 380,000,000,000,000 km
= 1,315,789.4736842105263157894736842 * 40 light years
= 52,631,578.95 light years or nearly 53 million light years from Earth.
On its width 40,000,000,000 km / 380,000,000,000,000 x 40 light years =
0.00421052631578947368421052631 x 365.2422 = 1.5378619 light days or 36.9 light hours across.
Logically, despite its enormous size and distance from Earth, this black hole within the constellation of Virgo is not the centre of this universe and too close to be the one furthest away. There are four universes visible from Heaven. The illustration below highlights this with two of them.
The cores of such universes are either covered by masses of stars and galaxies or else too far away to see with the most powerful of telescopes.
This is just the start. As they say, the heart seeks to prove what the mind believes and will provide sufficient evidence to confirm that belief and reassure the believer.
If one believes the opposite, then that will work there too. All belief systems, whether true of false, come in energy packages programmed to prove themselves.
The challenge is to demonstrate which is the correct interpretation of the evidence data.
© 2019 Wayne J Zanker [FIMIOL Photographics]