Earth to SDC, Earth to SDC!!

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robnissen

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In an articled today in SDC about supermassive black holes:<br /><br />"Called active galactic nuclei, or AGN, these black holes have masses of up to billions of tons compressed into a region about the size of our solar system."<br /><br />GEE billions of tons in the size of our solar system, HOWEVER do they do that. How about: Masses of up to billions of SUNS in a region about the size of our solar system!!!!
 
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green_meklar

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lol, looks like someone didn't know their physics... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>________________</p><p>Repent! Repent! The technological singularity is coming!</p> </div>
 
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serak_the_preparer

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To be fair, looks more like proof that proofreading isn't always 100% reliable. But, thanks to RobNissen's catch, Space.com has made the correction. Which is one of the good things about feedback from readers to editors. Every decent newspaper or journal has a space for corrections.<br /><br />If you check the link provided in my earlier post, 'tons' has now been replaced by the proper wording.<br /><br />Again, good call, Rob!
 
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robnissen

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That's kinda cool. I don't know that I've ever been responsible for a correction before. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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