The largest

Posted on January 15, 2013 9:00 am
Photo: NASA / ESA / Andrew C. Fabian / Remco C. E. van den Bosch (MPIA)

Scientists have found a really large thing in a distant galaxy. They took a year to study and recheck the data, and they’re pretty convinced that this really big things exists.

The galaxy known as NGC 1277 — though I don’t think the people that live there call it that — is about 250 million light years from Earth. In the middle of it, is a really large black hole.

The giant black hole is about 11 times as wide as the orbit of Neptune around our sun, researchers said. The mass is so far above normal that the scientists took a year to double-check and submit their research paper for publication, according to the study’s lead author, Remco van den Bosch.

Now, unless you just happen to know the size of the orbit of Neptune, all you can know is that it’s pretty big. My math is that Neptune’s orbit is around 5.6 zillion miles. Maybe billion — I’m not that good at math. And 11 times that is … well, it’s a lot.

And that’s a black hole. The thing is huge.

But, is it the largest thing there is?

I think not. I can think of a few things that might be larger, either in size or mass.

Like what? I’m glad you asked.

  • The debt
  • Obama’s ego
  • Liberal stupidity
  • The handbasket the country is going to hell in
  • Your tax bill
  • Next year’s debt

What did I miss? Ideas?

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15 Responses to “The largest”

  1. Genghis Khen says:

    Well, Obama’s ego is the first thing I thought of, but I see you already covered that.
    A few other things bigger include:
    – Michael Moore
    – Michelle Obama’s rear end
    – Liberal Hypocrisy

  2. Thor says:

    Michael Moore’s Spam and pastry pantry

  3. DamnCat says:

    I’m not believing anything said by a guy named Remco van den Bosch.

  4. OneRingToRuleThemAll says:

    -God Himself.
    -Heaven.
    -The lies of this administration.
    -The underground progressive agenda plotting to carry our country in its handbasket to hell.

  5. NoMoBama says:

    African American Hole*
    Black hole is RAAAAACIST

    About 1,360,000 results

    Proof!

  6. rodney dill says:

    Ghengis Khen’s first two were my first thoughts. GMTA

  7. Jimmy says:

    “The handbasket the country is going to hell in”

    That thing swallows up everything.

  8. Grand Larsen E. says:

    Rosie O’Donnell’s mouth.
    The space between Chuck Schumer’s ears.
    The gaping holes in the southern border.
    Madonna’s poontang (aka the vadge of Madge)

  9. Tau Dades says:

    “The galaxy known as NGC 1277″

    am I the only one thinking of the Galaxy Class Starship know as NCC 1701D?

    yeah, I stopped paying attention when I realized that they could totally name a galaxy ncc 1701 and it would totally fit in.

  10. Dohtimes says:

    5.6 zillion miles is (coinkidinkily) exactly how far a Dem. will stretch the truth before he gives in and just starts telling an outright lie. That distance is covered much faster than the speed of light though, usually in 5.6 zillions of a second. The biggest thing just might be the lie when a Dem. says the words “I think”.

  11. FormerHostage says:

    The “Can o’ Whupass” (regular or sugarfree) that will be opened when they come for our guns.

  12. Crabby Old Bat says:

    I can think of a few things that might be larger, either in size or mass.

    Like what?

    Time to revive an Iowahawk classic:

    http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2009/02/numbers-in-the-news.html

  13. Jimmy says:

    Thanks for that one, Crabby. I hadn’t seen it before.

  14. Heftyjo says:

    It’s 11 times bigger than my ex-wife’s cold black heart.

  15. Writer says:

    Its the ole that remains from the current administration’s debt.

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