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How many Black Holes are there?
maybe yous people didn't understand the question...
How many Black Holes are there? "are there?"
"are there" means...in a place or position.
How many Black Holes ... *are there*?
Look, I understand yous numbers guys like to say 'billions and billions'...
'billions and billions of earths', and 'billions and billions of black holes'...
but the question is...How many Black Holes are there?
You know, confirmed..
is it 10... or around 20? maybe 25??
Another guy who can't be bothered to look this up for himself, but would rather just make a wild-ass guess.
Here you go, Lazy...
I count 139 on that page, including galaxies containing bit double and triple black holes.
This is an ordered list of the most massive black holes so far discovered (and probable candidates),
You would have to omit (probable candidates) since "probable candidates" you cannot confirm that which you have no proof of.
I would estimate there are over 100 probable candidates.
That leaves 10 balck holes... or around 20? or maybe even 25?? But certaintly not 130 since you didn't omit probable candidates.
There you go, Lazy...
In the interest of accuracy, the page says "This is a list of black holes (and stars considered probable candidates)". Note it says "stars" and not Supermassive black holes, which are definitely not individual stars.
Supermassive black holes and candidates
(then under it it reads: See also: List of most massive black holes and List of quasars)
List of most massive black holes
The link pop-up reads: This is an ordered list of the most massive black holes so far discovered (and probable candidates)
Here you go, Lazy...
So, what's your point? 'Probable candidates' is a strong statement,
Maybe you don't know what the word "Probable" means...it means no proof. How can you confirm something without proof?
and I see where casually dismissed my question about how you 'estimated' that there were over 100 'probable candidates'?
The math is simple, you counted 139 black holes and I took away the 'probable candidates',
139 Supermassive black holes and candidates
- 25 confirmed
114 'probable candidates'
There are over 100 'probable candidates' (they don't count).
and i didn't say two dozen...Here you go, Lazy...