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Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by chuqudy(m): 4:41am On Aug 22, 2013
Satellites have shown two mysterious 'black hole' whirlpools in the South Atlantic ocean - ultra powerful “vortexes” which suck water down into the depths.

The whirpools - never witnessed before - would suck down ships, debris and even living creatures, moving 1.3 million cubic metres of water per second.

Two of the black holes - or “maelstroms” - have been sighted in three months by physicists from Zurich and Miami.

The powerful vortices of current have been described as ‘maelstroms’ and are ‘mathematical analogues’ for black holes – which is to say they do exactly the same with water that black holes do with light.

The discovery could give new insights into how oceanic currents transport debris and may even have implications for climate change studies.

Astronomical black holes bend space and time into a perpetually collapsing vortex. Light itself bends around them, which enables astronomers to recognise their existence.

Similarly, these oceanic maelstroms funnel current into an almost permanent spiral, trapping debris, oil and potentially living creatures in a body of water. Hardly anything leaks out.

The scientists used Edgar Allen Poe’s 1841 story ‘A descent into a Maelstrom’ to describe their discovery:
“The edge of the whirl was represented by a broad belt of gleaming spray; but no particle of this slipped into the mouth of the terrific funnel…”
The ability to apply the same mathematical principles to water currents on earth as black holes in space is an unexpected side-effect of the theory of general relativity.

This phenomenon has been observed in the South Atlantic and South-western Indian Ocean, using satellite imagery designed to spot the aquatic equivalent of black hole currents. According to scientists, the maelstroms are prevalent in this area thanks to the southbound Agulhas current in the Indian Ocean.

In a three-month period, two perfect matches were found to mimic black hole behaviour, “We have found exceptionally coherent material belts in the South Atlantic, filled with analogues of photon spheres around black holes,” said George Haller, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich and Francisco Beron-Vera at the University of Miami in Florida, who worked on the study.
The phrase ‘photon spheres’ refers to the light that is trapped around astronomical black holes, and in this instance is comparable to the rings of debris that are forming around these ocean maelstroms. As Haller and Beron-Vera’s findings note, ‘these vortices will capture and swallow nearby passively floating debris.’

In their research findings, Haller and Beron-Vora express their surprise at finding real-world examples that hold so closely to the theoretical equations. ‘Vortices in turbulence are often envisaged as rotating bodies of fluid, traveling as coherent islands in an otherwise incoherent ambient flow. This… …view is appealingly simple, yet challenging to apply in actual vortex detection.’

The maelstroms are detected by their rotating edges, which the scientists found were reliable indicators of the vortex within, based on pioneering research carried out by Stephen Hawking on black holes: ‘Intuitively, one expects that any…vortex in the fluid must contain such a singularity in its interior, just as all black holes are expected to contain Penrose-Hawking singularities. This expectation turns out to be correct’.

The singularities, as they have been termed, last for months at a time, moving across the ocean without interference from other currents.

Thus they can transport water of different temperatures and salinity to other areas of the ocean, potentially influencing the regional climate.

Haller and Beron-Vera found that the vortices transported water in a north-western direction 30% faster than had previously been reckoned – at a rate equating to 1.3 million cubic metres of water per second.

In addition, the maelstroms were found to occur four times deeper in the ocean than previously estimated; the study found examples as deep as 2000m below the surface.

See [url]http://uk.news.yahoo.com/satellites-glimpse-ultra-powerful-%E2%80%9Cblack-hole%E2%80%9D-whirlpools-in-atlantic-151036336.html#0Nsw9WC[/url]

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by NnamdiN: 7:28am On Aug 22, 2013
Straight down to hell

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by wisestman(m): 6:51pm On Aug 25, 2013
is dis thing actually real? all i keep seeing are pictures not real life videos.....

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Nobody: 6:51pm On Aug 25, 2013
NnamdiN: Straight down to hell

No dude...Africa is already hell...there cant possibility be two hells...nice try

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by souleymon(m): 6:51pm On Aug 25, 2013
You can imagine how fearsome it looks
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Nobody: 6:51pm On Aug 25, 2013
NnamdiN: Straight down to hell

Those are port holes into other dimensions not hell! Time travels faster than the speed of light in those port holes.

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by solid3(m): 6:52pm On Aug 25, 2013
God is great.

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by eDontey1(m): 6:52pm On Aug 25, 2013
This is astronomical...., waiting for scientist to bring forth theories about the possible cause of these maelstroms. Also, waiting to hear from the theologist too

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by iamswizz(m): 6:53pm On Aug 25, 2013
Reminds me of the Saying 'End Time'

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by EverestdeBliu(m): 6:53pm On Aug 25, 2013
mtcheew! Down 2d bottomless pit koo,straight 2 hell nii.d hole sure has an end,so dnt b deceived...
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Nobody: 6:54pm On Aug 25, 2013
*solid*:
God is great.

It's got nothing to do with God. This is more than your bible. You need a free mind to explore and understand these phenomenon.

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by koolet: 6:54pm On Aug 25, 2013
When God doez its job ,Scientists do theirs nd i'll do mine .....bt dis paticular news no concern me Dazz all
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Nobody: 6:54pm On Aug 25, 2013
wonders of God

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by kingarizona(m): 6:54pm On Aug 25, 2013
Like some nairalanders would say..
END TIME THINGSgringringrin

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Timichael(m): 6:55pm On Aug 25, 2013
Toh... Hmmm
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by 30secs(m): 6:55pm On Aug 25, 2013
Wherever these lead.. I don't wanna know!
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Miles78(f): 6:55pm On Aug 25, 2013
Tsunami things ooo!!
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Tolustar(m): 6:56pm On Aug 25, 2013
hmmmm ... eleyi gidi gan

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Andrew3(m): 6:57pm On Aug 25, 2013
Hahahaha that's the way to Uranus grin grin
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by OCTAVO: 6:57pm On Aug 25, 2013
Wow beautiful.

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by abu0710102013: 6:57pm On Aug 25, 2013
"science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind- albert einstien

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by scientology(m): 6:58pm On Aug 25, 2013
better fresh news after news,scandals n politics
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by truelovecom: 6:58pm On Aug 25, 2013
the hole is where the queen of all mummy water live
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by tsleazy(m): 6:59pm On Aug 25, 2013
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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Vansnickers: 6:59pm On Aug 25, 2013
chuqudy: [url]http://uk.news.yahoo.com/satellites-glimpse-ultra-powerful-%E2%80%9Cblack-hole%E2%80%9D-whirlpools-in-atlantic-151036336.html#0Nsw9WC[/url]

This is Awesome. We can use the Maelstroms to Further understand the Properties of Black holes, since we cannot directly observe Black holes due to their ability to absorb Light Rays. It's so interesting that the Center of the Maelstrom will have an Infinite Density and Volume just like a Black Hole!
The Beautiful of Relativity, Einstein never fails to impress.

Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, i love you guys too.

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Benite: 7:00pm On Aug 25, 2013
Latest on ASUU

Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by metti(m): 7:01pm On Aug 25, 2013
ifeness:

It's got nothing to do with God. This is more than your bible. You need a free mind to explore and understand these phenomenon.
While we need free mind to understand these phenomenon we also need to give kudos to God because he created all things.

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by pxjosh(m): 7:01pm On Aug 25, 2013
Chineke me eh

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Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Nobody: 7:01pm On Aug 25, 2013
Mr knowitall.:


No dude...Africa is already hell...there cant possibility be two hells...nice try
lmao

@op if this sh!t is real hmm then it will be the worst way to die..imagine bein in a ship n you re close to this poo
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by trolling(m): 7:01pm On Aug 25, 2013
the foolishness of God is stronger than men
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Nobody: 7:02pm On Aug 25, 2013
Jus laugh and yawn embarassed another story to a hungry man who cares since it can't put 5 naira in my pocket? © grin
Re: Satellites Glimpse Ultra-powerful “black Hole” Whirlpools In Atlantic by Provie(m): 7:03pm On Aug 25, 2013
This is d channel thru which water is drained away from the earth, otherwise d earth wuld hav bn drowned long ago; if every water merges into a bigger one, where does d bigest ocean flown into? This might just be d answer.

Nature is amazing!

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