Posts filed under “Science”

Biggest Black Holes and Cosmic Monsters



Category: Science, Video

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Source: Big Think

Category: Philosophy, Science, Video

Surging Seas: 2°C Warming and Sea Level Rise

Click to check out other cities. Source: Climate Central

Category: Digital Media, Really, really bad calls, Science

Pluto’s Ice Plains

NASA released its first glimpse of a strange mosaic of ice on Pluto.

Latest Pluto Image Zooms In on Ice Plain

Source: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI, 7/17/2015 7:44PM

Category: Science, Video

Colbert: 9th Rock from the Sun

Stephen discusses the latest news from 4.67 billion miles away.


Source: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Category: Humor, Science, Video

New Horizons’ Pluto Flyby

From NYT: The last image of Pluto sent back to Earth before New Horizons’ flyby. The photo was taken on Monday, July 13, from a distance of 476,000 miles. Source: NYT

Category: Science

A Quick Hello

Source: New Yorker

Category: Science

Nebula NGC 604 Gas Clouds

Source: Mashable

Category: Science

Black Holes: Mysteries Of The Universe

Black Holes – Mysteries Of The Universe Full HD Documentary



A black hole is a mathematically defined region of spacetime exhibiting such a strong gravitational pull that no particle or electromagnetic radiation can escape from it. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole. The boundary of the region from which no escape is possible is called the event horizon. Although crossing the event horizon has enormous effect on the fate of the object crossing it, it appears to have no locally detectable features. In many ways a black hole acts like an ideal black body, as it reflects no light. Moreover, quantum field theory in curved spacetime predicts that event horizons emit Hawking radiation, with the same spectrum as a black body of a temperature inversely proportional to its mass. This temperature is on the order of billionths of a kelvin for black holes of stellar mass, making it essentially impossible to observe.

Category: Science, Video

The Chemistry of Watermelon

Source: Compound Interest

Category: Food and Drink, Science