What is up there? Ever since the dawn of humanity, the night sky has been a source of intense curiosity. Our ancestors worshipped the stars, connecting with their gods and goddesses. The same stars challenged the egocentric view of the dark ages, replacing it with the remarkable idea that we are not the center of the universe, or the galaxy, or even the solar system. We revolve around a giant ball of fire in a small speck of a cosmic map larger than the human mind could ever grasp. How small we really are is difficult to understand; our lives feel so big. Each of us lives at the center of his own moment in space and time, with his own personality, worldview, and ideas about our universe. What happens when we let go of the idea that our lives our “big” and... READ MORE
At this point, most people have some idea of what a black hole is. This perilous, hypothetical region of spacetime has become a staple of the scifi genre and modern astrophysics. Black holes are extremely massive entities with such strong gravitational fields that nothing can escape from them, including light. So, when mass gets absorbed into the hole whether it be a planet, a star, or the casual spacefaring astronaut, where does it go?
No one knows. There are plenty of theories... READ MORE