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PostFri Sep 27, 2019 9:36 pm 
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If the planet really were a primordial black hole, rather than a planet-sized mass of regular matter, then it would be no use trying to find it with typical planet-searching means. A figure in the paper, shared above, demonstrates that a five-Earth-mass black hole could fit in the palm of your hand (yes, this encounter would kill you), and a 10-Earth-mass black hole would be the size of a bowling ball. Finding it would require a dedicated telescope search looking for a source that present-day gamma ray telescopes aren’t used to seeing—a source of high-energy radiation moving quickly across the sky.

https://gizmodo.com/what-if-planet-nine-is-a-bowling-ball-size-black-hole-1838527880/amp
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PostSun Sep 29, 2019 7:51 pm 
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that's a wild, but interesting argument. thanks for the link

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PostSun Sep 29, 2019 9:58 pm 
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Saw this earlier today - certainly an interesting theory! It definitely got the Sci-Fi gears spinning in my head: we could harness it as an incredibly powerful and efficient source of power for interstellar travel, either to generate a warp field for a ship to travel in at many times the speed of light, or to generate some kind of wormhole or gateway for instantaneous travel across the cosmos!

Of course, in short the realistic short term it would mean an incredible opportunity for a wide range of scientific studies. It doesn't seem far fetched at all to imagine using its gravitational field as a natural particle accelerator.

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