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Cosmic VarianceBy Julianne DalcantonApr 29, 2011 7:09 PM


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"Quick Black Hole Spin", by Edward Sanders

I don't like it— two massive Black Holes each twirling at the core of two merging galaxies get close enough to fuse together then quick as a wink just as they are melting into a New Black Hole Blob they undergo something called a "spin-flip"

they change the axes of their spins and the fused-together Black Hole Blob gets its own quick as a cricket's foot

Don't like it at all

And then the new Black Hole Blob sometimes bounces back and forth inside its mergèd Galaxy

till it settles at the center

but sometimes a "newly" up-sized Black Hole leaves its Galaxy to sail out munchingly on its own into the Universal It

I don't like it

Nothing about it in the Bhagavad Gita the Book of Revelation Shakespeare, Sappho, or Allen Ginsberg

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