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What Would It Be Like To Fall Into A Black Hole?

by Brian Koberlein September 5, 2014

Let’s say you happened to fall into the nearest black hole? What would you experience and see? And what would the rest of the Universe see as this was happening? Brian Koberlein on Google+

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Observing Alert: Distant Blazar 3C 454.3 in Outburst, Visible in Amateur Telescopes

by Bob King June 24, 2014

Have an 8-inch or larger telescope? Don’t mind staying up late? Excellent. Here’s a chance to stare deeper into the known fabric of the universe than perhaps you’ve ever done before. The violent blazer  3C  454.3 is throwing a fit again, undergoing its most intense outburst seen since 2010. Normally it sleeps away the months around […]

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Where Is the Center of the Universe?

by Fraser Cain April 28, 2014

In a previous episode we hinted that every spot is at the center of the Universe. But why? It turns out, every way you look at it, you’re standing dead center at the middle of everything. And so is everyone else. Fraser Cain on Google+

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Can Light Orbit A Black Hole?

by Fraser Cain March 24, 2014

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 around a black hole? Fraser Cain on Google+

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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, cosmiclog.com ): 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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