singularity

Gravitational Astronomy? How Detecting Gravitational Waves Changes Everything

We’ve now had multiple detections of gravitational waves, opening up a whole new field: gravitational astronomy. We talk about the…

6 years ago

What Was Cosmic Inflation? The Quest to Understand the Earliest Universe

The Big Bang was a tremendous theory, but it had a few problems. In 1980 Alan Guth developed the revolutionary…

6 years ago

Was The Big Bang Just A Black Hole?

Fraser "Asks a Spaceman" Dr. Paul Matt Sutter - why do we call the Big Bang a singularity, when we…

7 years ago

Big Bang Theory: Evolution of Our Universe

The Big Bang Theory explains how the Universe has evolved over last 13.8 billion years, starting from a singularity to…

7 years ago

What are Wormholes?

In science fiction, wormholes are a method often used to travel great distances across space. Are these magic bridges really…

7 years ago

What are White Holes?

Black holes are created when stars die catastrophically in a supernova. So what in the universe is a white hole?…

7 years ago

How Can Black Holes Shine?

We hear that black holes absorb all the light that falls into them. And yet, we hear of black holes…

8 years ago

How Quickly Do Black Holes Form?

A star can burn its hydrogen for millions or even billions of years. But when the party's over, black holes…

8 years ago

The Physics Behind “Interstellar’s” Visual Effects Was So Good, it Led to a Scientific Discovery

While he was working on the film Interstellar, executive producer Kip Thorne was tasked with creating the black hole that…

8 years ago

There Are No Such Things As Black Holes

That's the conclusion reached by one researcher from the University of North Carolina: black holes can't exist in our Universe --…

8 years ago