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Spiral galaxy M81 as seen though a combination of x-ray optical , ultraviolet and infrared imaging techniques

Spiral galaxy M81 as seen though a combination of x-ray optical , ultraviolet and infrared imaging techniques

Falling into a black hole would be a rough ride, but there would be some major upshots.

What Would Happen If You Fell into a Black Hole?

Falling into a black hole would be a rough ride, but there would be some major upshots.

ikenbot:  The Fabric of Space-time Image: What happens to light as it passes through a point of space-time in where mass has been applied, as well as why objects in space orbit the way they do (planets, galaxies, clusters, etc.) Also known as the Space-time Continuum, I’ve always been fascinated about the very space that holds the planet we live on, stars we see at night, solar system we observe, and supernovas we stargaze on telescopes. In astronomy you hear the term space-time get used a…

ikenbot: The Fabric of Space-time Image: What happens to light as it passes through a point of space-time in where mass has been applied, as well as why objects in space orbit the way they do (planets, galaxies, clusters, etc.) Also known as the Space-time Continuum, I’ve always been fascinated about the very space that holds the planet we live on, stars we see at night, solar system we observe, and supernovas we stargaze on telescopes. In astronomy you hear the term space-time get used a…

This artist's illustration depicts scientists' new understanding of the giant black hole at the core of galaxy M87. The bright radio 'core' of the jet base is located very close to the central black hole no larger than about 10 times the size of the event horizon.

This artist's illustration depicts scientists' new understanding of the giant black hole at the core of galaxy M87. The bright radio 'core' of the jet base is located very close to the central black hole no larger than about 10 times the size of the event horizon.

ESA’s Herschel infrared space telescope has made an unexpected discovery: a dark hole in space. The hole has provided astronomers with a surprising glimpse into the end of the star-forming process. A cloud of bright reflective gas known to astronomers as NGC 1999 sits next to a black patch of sky. For most of the 20th century, such black patches have been known to be dense clouds of dust and gas that block light from passing through.

ESA’s Herschel infrared space telescope has made an unexpected discovery: a dark hole in space. The hole has provided astronomers with a surprising glimpse into the end of the star-forming process. A cloud of bright reflective gas known to astronomers as NGC 1999 sits next to a black patch of sky. For most of the 20th century, such black patches have been known to be dense clouds of dust and gas that block light from passing through.

A binary black hole system, viewed edge-on. This pair of extremely dense objects twists and warps spacetime  as the two black holes spiral in toward one another. Image Credit: Bohn, Throwe, Hébert, Henriksson, Bunandar, Taylor, Scheel (see http://www.black-holes.org/lensing)

A binary black hole system, viewed edge-on. This pair of extremely dense objects twists and warps spacetime as the two black holes spiral in toward one another. Image Credit: Bohn, Throwe, Hébert, Henriksson, Bunandar, Taylor, Scheel (see http://www.black-holes.org/lensing)

galaxy greatness. reminds me that being spaced out can be fun… but its better to be on earth, observing!

galaxy greatness. reminds me that being spaced out can be fun… but its better to be on earth, observing!

A beautiful poster of NGC 6357, aka the War and Peace Nebula! Amazing star imagery from NASA's Hubble Telescope. Perfect for classrooms and astronomers! Fully licensed. Ships fast. 24x36 inches. Need

War and Peace Nebula NASA Hubble Image Poster 24x36

A beautiful poster of NGC 6357, aka the War and Peace Nebula! Amazing star imagery from NASA's Hubble Telescope. Perfect for classrooms and astronomers! Fully licensed. Ships fast. 24x36 inches. Need

What, exactly, would happen if two black holes collided? They would probably merge to become one bigger black hole, but it would be extremely violent, producing enormous amounts of energy and sending gigantic ripples through the universe called gravitational waves. Amazing.

This Black Hole GIF Is Utterly Mesmerizing

What, exactly, would happen if two black holes collided? They would probably merge to become one bigger black hole, but it would be extremely violent, producing enormous amounts of energy and sending gigantic ripples through the universe called gravitational waves. Amazing.