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Fear of Black Holes
DanLegereDate: Tuesday, 18.11.2014, 02:06 | Message # 31
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Maybe you have trypophobia.
 
WwadlolDate: Tuesday, 18.11.2014, 04:57 | Message # 32
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DanLegere, Hmmmmm, Trypophobia is a little different though. Isn't Trypophobia a fear of an irregular pattern of holes?
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 18.11.2014, 06:52 | Message # 33
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Quote DanLegere ()
Maybe you have trypophobia.

Was that supposed to be a joke? Black holes are not actually holes, you know, nor do they even look like holes.





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NickWaterfallDate: Tuesday, 18.11.2014, 15:04 | Message # 34
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nor do they even look like holes.


Even though they're spheres, they look more like bottomless pits always facing your direction.


Edited by NickWaterfall - Tuesday, 18.11.2014, 15:05
 
WatsisnameDate: Wednesday, 19.11.2014, 19:12 | Message # 35
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I can't really see them as "holes", but maybe that's only because I now understand that, if you fall into one, you never get enveloped by that dark disk.

Black holes are just too different to think of a good visually descriptive comparison. smile

Incidentally, I thought the wormhole in Interstellar (when they approach close to it and are about to pass inside) was simultaneously beautiful and enormously unnerving.





 
PlutonianEmpireDate: Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 07:24 | Message # 36
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I remember reading about the physics behind that one, the object in the movie Intersteller. I think it was like an accidental discovery during model runs on the physics, that really fast rotating black holes would look kinda like what was depicted in the film. Perhaps a future feature or implementation for a future version of SE, fast-rotating black holes?

Anyways, yeah in SE my first encounter with one scared the lights out of me; that creepy music playing at the time hightened my senses, and I literally flinched when I accidentally flew right through it at high speed. And it was the supermassive one at the center of the MW too. :P





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WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 20:57 | Message # 37
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Space Engineer has already done some work (still WIP) on black hole accretion disks, including the effects from rotation. You can see some early renditions in the Work Progress Thread. smile

Also, what's portrayed in Interstellar is only a modestly (~60% of extremal) rotating black hole, such that the visual effects from the rotation are pretty subtle. The lensing of the accretion disk above and below the hole would work just as well for a static/Schwarzschild black hole, and this lensing effect was known about for quite some time. The time dilation the film assumes does require much faster rotation than that (like 99.999999999999%), but they thought the visuals from that would be too non-intuitive. E.g. it would make the side of the hole rotating towards you appear flattened rather than spherical.





 
gregoryDate: Sunday, 04.01.2015, 01:41 | Message # 38
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Ahaha, maybe I should make SpaceEngine crash artificially when the player goes inside a black hole? And then have SE make an awful sound with a frightening error message, like Windows "Blue screen of death", haha

YES! You must do this!
 
Pds314Date: Friday, 16.01.2015, 10:32 | Message # 39
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Just ran into a non-SE player who will get stuck in an existential crisis when thinking about black holes, the sun's expansion, or intergalactic distances so large that the galaxies have high redshifts. Also asteroid impacts. She literally panics. I kinda feel sad for her.
 
Tangle10Date: Friday, 16.01.2015, 11:10 | Message # 40
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For black holes, at least none of them will get close within our lifetimes (I hope). The sun's expansion is going a bit too slow to be a menace. Asteroid impacts or high redshifts I don't know what to do.




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WatsisnameDate: Friday, 16.01.2015, 14:40 | Message # 41
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Quote Pds314 ()
Just ran into a non-SE player who will get stuck in an existential crisis when thinking about black holes, the sun's expansion, or intergalactic distances so large that the galaxies have high redshifts. Also asteroid impacts. She literally panics. I kinda feel sad for her.


You should probably not introduce her to heat death, and DEFINITELY don't tell her about metastable false vacuum decay.





 
Tangle10Date: Friday, 16.01.2015, 20:45 | Message # 42
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metastable false vacuum decay

SHIT I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THAT

"comfort from the possibility that perhaps in the course of time the new vacuum would sustain, if not life as we know it, at least some structures capable of knowing joy. This possibility has now been eliminated."

OH COME ON





Tips for finding Earth-Like planets: Look for F, G, or K Class stars. M class habitables will almost always be tidelocked. Oceanias can, of course, also be habitable, they just have tiny amounts of land.
 
FastFourierTransformDate: Sunday, 18.01.2015, 17:42 | Message # 43
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Fear of Black holes? Then watch this

 
WatsisnameDate: Sunday, 18.01.2015, 21:22 | Message # 44
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It is impossible to prove that we do not live inside a black hole.

I'll let you all ponder that one for a while. smile





 
Tangle10Date: Monday, 19.01.2015, 03:09 | Message # 45
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Quote Watsisname ()
It is impossible to prove that

humans have hair.
Dogs exist.
Fish exist.
human language makes sense.





Tips for finding Earth-Like planets: Look for F, G, or K Class stars. M class habitables will almost always be tidelocked. Oceanias can, of course, also be habitable, they just have tiny amounts of land.
 
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