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PBS: Space Time | What Happens at the Event Horizon?

What really happens when you approach the event horizon of a black hole? What do you see when you actually cross it? Matt shows you an elegant tool for understanding this mysterious region of spacetime.  

PBS: Black Holes from the Dawn of Time | Space Time

Primordial black holes may be lurking throughout our universe. How large are they, how many are out there and what would happen if they moved through our solar system? Scientists believe that many black holes may have been created at the time of the Big Bang and and are still roaming our universe today. If …

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Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: Testing General Relativity with Black Holes

Using the Event Horizon Telescope, a research team including Avery Broderick and Tim Johannsen of Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo has demonstrated a new method for testing the theory of general relativity using black holes.  

Millennium Mathematics Project: ‘Einstein, Relativity and Gravity Waves’ – Professor David Tong

This talk was originally given to an audience of school students aged 16-17 as part of a mathematics enrichment event at the University of Cambridge. Recorded 27 June 2014. Professor David Tong describes Einstein’s theory of relativity, and examines what it has to do with the recent potential discovery of gravity waves during the Big …

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NASA: Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star

NASA has released an animation of how it looks when a star gets too close to a black hole and what happens then. This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart. In …

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Kurz Gesagt – In a Nutshell: What if there was a black hole in your pocket?

What would happen to you if a black hole the size of a coin suddenly appeared in your pocket? Lets find out!  

Harvard University: Marcia Bartusiak | Black Hole

In this lecture, Marcia Bartusiak talks about our past and present understanding of the fascinating phenomena of black holes. For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes – not …

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Jedidah Isler: How I fell in love with quasars, blazars and our incredible universe

Jedidah Isler first fell in love with the night sky as a little girl. Now she’s an astrophysicist who studies supermassive hyperactive black holes. In a charming talk, she takes us trillions of kilometers from Earth to introduce us to objects that can be 1 to 10 billion times the mass of the sun — …

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Discovery Channel: The Science Of Interstellar

Interstellar Featurette “The Science Of Interstellar / Building A Black Hole” (2014) Matthew McConaughey Sci-Fi Movie HD. Click here for a bonus clip with Neil degrasse Tyson.  

UTA: Karl Gebhardt, Black Holes and Dark Energy

Published on Mar 12, 2014 In this excerpt from LHN Game Changers, University of Texas astrophysics professor Karl Gebhardt addresses some big issues in his work. Big, as in galactic. Most of his career has focused on understanding the role that black holes play in the formation of a galaxy. Now he is helping lead …

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Beakus: What’s Inside A Black Hole?

In ‘What’s Inside A Black Hole?’ ROG astronomer Rad explains where black holes come from, how we know they’re there and the strange effects they have on surrounding matter. We also find out what would happen if ROG astronomer Liz approached one.  

Reinhard Genzel: Black Holes and Galaxies

Uploaded on Mar 9, 2010 Evidence has been accumulating for several decades that many galaxies harbor central mass concentrations that may be in the form of black holes with masses between a few million to a few billion time the mass of the Sun. In this public lecture, Professor Genzel discusses measurements over the last …

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PBS Nova: 2.5 Ways to Die in a Black Hole

Stretched like a noodle? Burnt to a crisp? The answer to how you would die in a black hole could revolutionize the fundamental laws of nature.  

Bill Craig and Michael Pivovaroff: The Extreme X-Ray Universe with NASA’s NuSTAR Mission

NASA’s NuSTAR spacecraft, launched in June of 2012, uses technology developed in part by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to take pictures of the sky in the most energetic X-rays ever to be focused. Bill Craig and Michael Pivovaroff talk about the innovative technology at the heart of NuSTAR and discuss some of the exciting science …

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Blackholes and Other Cosmic Quandries

Hosted by 92nd Street Y, Niel DeGrasse Tyson talks about Black holes and other cosmic quandaries. 92nd Street Y is a nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He …

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Professor Reinhard: Black Holes and Galaxies

In this public lecture at the Australian National University, Professor Genzel discusses black holes and the measurements over the last two decades, with evidence of black holes in the center of galaxies, employing high resolution infrared and radio imaging and spectroscopy on large ground-based telescopes that prove the existence of such a massive black hole …

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black Hole and Life on Earth

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson argues Earth is not as an ideal environment for the existence of life as most people commonly think. “99 percent of all species that ever lived are now extinct,” says Tyson. “That is not the signature of a planet that is in love with life.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black …

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