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I wonder what will become of string theory now. Hmmm.
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I read they were able to detect two 90km black holes from 100 billion light years away. A light year is about 9.5 trillion km. So that would be a distance of 950 sextillion km. Pluto is at most is 7.5 billion km from Earth. Do some math and it's roughly equivalent to detecting a single specific transistor on a CPU that is located on Pluto. The center of Earth is around 6500km from the surface. Some more math and it's equivalent of detecting a single specific proton / neutron at the center of the Earth.

I think you might have an order of magnitude wrong.

Yes I just pulled up an article and it says the event was around 1.3 billion light years away / ago. I misread a different explanation. I'll edit my post to reflect this.
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Collision between the ex and the in-law.

Are you implying your ex cheated on you?
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