articles tagged: black holes
if an astronaut falls into a black hole, will he turn into quantum fuzz?
# space

if an astronaut falls into a black hole, will he turn into quantum fuzz?

Let's say the worst happened and you've been sucked into a black hole as your body was torn apart. So, what happens to you next?

why falling into black holes is so complicated
# space

why falling into black holes is so complicated

Black holes are such complex entities that just being trapped in one's gravity creates a cascade of paradoxes...

black hole interrupted, or rise of the suron
# space

black hole interrupted, or rise of the suron

The bizarre, extremely fast radio bursts astronomers have been detecting might be the result of doomed neutron stars...

what a black hole’s spin tells us about its past
# space

what a black hole’s spin tells us about its past

Tracking the speed of an event horizon can tell us what a black hole ate, give us a clue as to how it was formed, and whether it survived a major collision.

and now for something surprisingly simpler
# science

and now for something surprisingly simpler

It seems we finally understand something about black holes and their behavior.

can you really fall into a black hole? or, fun with time dilation.
# space

can you really fall into a black hole? or, fun with time dilation.

A new paper argues that nothing ever really falls into a black hole thanks to extreme time dilation and frame dragging.

cyclical cosmology debate keeps on cycling…
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cyclical cosmology debate keeps on cycling…

Cosmologists are still puzzling over faint signals in the CMBR that may or may not be there and indicate profound events in our past or to our future.

finding aliens by the black holes they make?
# astrobiology

finding aliens by the black holes they make?

Could advanced alien civilizations turn to artificial black holes to meet their energy needs? And could we detect the emissions from their maws when they feed?

searching for wormholes with general relativity
# space

searching for wormholes with general relativity

If wormholes big enough for spaceships to traverse exist, we should be able to detect them just by looking at the sky.

the birth of a supermassive monster, revisited
# space

the birth of a supermassive monster, revisited

While we still don't know how supermassive black holes get as heavy and large as they are, but we have a few ideas...

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