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Can Light Orbit A Black Hole?

by Fraser Cain March 24, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Since black holes are the most powerful gravitational spots in the entire Universe, can they distort light so much that it actually goes into orbit? And what would it look like if you could survive and follow light in this trip […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – March 7, 2014: Cosmos Premiere & NASA Budget

by Fraser Cain March 7, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalists: David Dickinson, Matthew Francis, Casey Dreier, Jason Major, Brian Koberlein, Alan Boyle This week’s stories: Alan Boyle (@b0yle, ): Cosmos premiere! David Andrew Dickinson (@astroguyz): Watch the Close Pass of NEO 2014 DX110 Daylight Saving time: A Spring Forward or a Step Back? A Natural Planetary Defense Against Solar Storms […]

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How Do You Kill a Black Hole?

by Fraser Cain March 4, 2014

Black holes want to absorb all matter and energy in the Universe. It’s just a matter of time. So what can we do to fight back? What superweapons have been devised to destroy black holes? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Could We Harvest Energy From a Star?

by Fraser Cain February 3, 2014

Our civilization will need more power in the future. Count on it. The ways we use power today: for lighting, transportation, food distribution and even entertainment would have sounded hilarious and far fetched to our ancestors. Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Why Hawking is Wrong About Black Holes

by Brian Koberlein February 1, 2014

A recent paper by Stephen Hawking has created quite a stir, even leading Nature News to declare there are no black holes. As I wrote in an earlier post, that isn’t quite what Hawking claimed.  But it is now clear that Hawking’s claim about black holes is wrong because the paradox he tries to address isn’t a paradox […]

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