Business Insider has posted a list of the biggest scientific breakthrough in all 50 states. For instance, Pennsylvania is known for the polio vaccine and New Mexico for the atom bomb, but the universe doesn't exist without Michigan's discovery.

Yup. Michigan discovered black holes, through which the universe and the galaxy we live may have been born.

Catch me outside pulling gravity so hard even light can't get out, how bout dat!?

NASA's WISE Telescope Reveals Millions Of Black Holes
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According to the Business Insider feature, Biggest Scientific Discoveries In Every State:

Using the Hubble telescope, University of Michigan researchers discovered massive dark objects — most likely supermassive black holes — in the Andromeda galaxy, which is the nearest galaxy to the Milky Way. The observation has been followed by the detection of more than 40 black holes.

Just remember it's this kind of BLACK HOLE,

Supermassive black holes
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Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders - November 13, 2005
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That's the Oakland Raiders fan section.


That's from "BLACK HOLE SUN",  A Soundgarden classic. (RIP, Chris Cornell.)

For a lot of states in the west, the biggest discovery is dinosaur fossils. But the rest are more wide-ranging. Here are some of the most important breakthroughs on the list . . .

  • In California, the idea that the universe is expanding.
  • Idaho, the prototype for the first television.
  • Louisiana, the first cells examined under a modern microscope . . .
  • In Minnesota, the first bone marrow transplant.
  • Mississippi, the first lung transplant.
  • Missouri, the discovery of the largest known prime number.
  • In Montana, the first Tyrannosaurus rex fossil.
  • New Jersey, research into plate tectonics.
  • New Mexico, the detonation of the first atomic bomb.
  • In North Carolina, the first manned aircraft.
  • Ohio, the development of synthetic rubber.
  • Pennsylvania, the polio vaccine.
  • Vermont, the first photographs of snowflakes.
  • In Washington, the Heimlich maneuver because that's where it was first used.
  • West Virginia, the development of the steamboat.
  • Wisconsin, the advancement of stem cell research.

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