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Supermassive Black Hole A*
The hard sci-fi webcomic.
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Comic language: English
Genre: Science-fiction
Activity status: Active
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Last update: 2 days ago, 4:30 AM
Number of comics: 2664
Number of subscribers: 180
Visitors: 90368 visitors (884720 pages viewed)
Rating: 4.99 (3265 votes)

Comic description

Stories from the center of our galaxy, where energy is abundant and life is cheap.

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smbhax
smbhax
Just a dude makin' comics.

Most recent comments left on Supermassive Black Hole A*

smbhax
2 days ago
smbhax
Thanks to everyone helping me bring you new pages each weekday by supporting the comic through my Patreon campaign! : D Even $1 a month is a big help to me, and those able to pitch in at higher levels can even get unique A* rewards sent directly from me each and every month! F'r'instance, here's a sketch I got to send to a reader one recent month for their support at the $10 level:



Thank you all very much! I couldn't make this comic without you!!
Left on Ep. 34, Page 19
smbhax
3 days ago
smbhax
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica uses scores of optical sensors buried 2 km under the ice to look for flashes of light caused by highly charged particles moving through the ice at faster than the normal speed of light in that medium, a phenomenon known as Cherenkov radiation.

These flashes that far below the surface almost certainly result only from impacts of high-energy neutrinos, which are capable of passing right through the Earth without hitting anything at all—but once in a while, one does, and a new BBC article describes how, last year, IceCube detected the trail of a very high energy neutrino that scientists have now tracked all the way back to a 100 million solar mass supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy 4 billion light years away, "just off the shoulder of the constellation Orion."

It's the first direct evidence showing high energy neutrinos can come from supermassive black holes!
Left on Ep. 34, Page 18
smbhax
4 days ago
smbhax
I may not have had enough fun while drawing today's page in pencil, so I had to have twice as much fun while painting it! : o
Left on Ep. 34, Page 17
smbhax
5 days ago
smbhax
sleep ssleep
Left on Ep. 34, Page 16
smbhax
6 days ago
smbhax
I'm now accepting artwork commissions. : o My commissions page has the details! (Short version: I charge $25/hr.)
Left on Ep. 34, Page 15