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ohcanadada67 t1_jecf9je wrote

Love everything about this. Innovative, well-explained for the layman, and ya know, CANADA! Thank you to this young researcher and her team!


CapnDickBlack t1_jeco24g wrote

"weighs less" should say "has less mass", yes?


alienbaconhybrid t1_jecz3t7 wrote

My first thought was that this could affect our estimate of mass in the universe, which would have bearing on questions of antimatter.

but it’s likely a tiny overall difference compared to the black holes at the center of galaxies?


UmdieEcke2 t1_jedn3rg wrote

Black holes in the galaxies center tend to only make up a tiny fraction of the whole mass. It's not like our solar system where most mass is caught up in the central body.

The stars orbit the galaxies center not because of the black hole, but mostly due to the mass of all the other stars also swirling around the galaxy. Which from the perspective of a single star is pretty much the same as if all those other suns were part of the black hole.


eatabean t1_jedevi1 wrote

They state that the FRB allows the total amount of material encountered, bit not the distribution, while later stating it will allow them to study structure in the galactic halo. How can they get both?


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