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Friday, November 28, 2014

Make It A "Black (Hole) Friday," NASA Style!

NASA's positive take on Black Friday: Black Hole Friday!

In general, I agree with the sentiment; let's shift our focus!

...Shift gears from thinking "out of the red and into the black" on Black Friday...

...To focus more on appreciating the awe inspiring things in this amazing universe of ours!
RED SHIFT! BLUE SHIFT! BLACK HOLES!
Yeah, I'm in!
Let's make it a Black Hole Friday instead!
Artwork Credit: NASA, and M. Weiss (Chandra X -ray Center)
from NASA.gov:
"In this artist's illustration, turbulent winds of gas swirl around a black hole. Some of the gas is spiraling inward toward the black hole, but another part is blown away.
A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying.
Because no light can get out, people can't see black holes. They are invisible. Space telescopes with special tools can help find black holes. The special tools can see how stars that are very close to black holes act differently than other stars.
How Big Are Black Holes?
Black holes can be big or small. Scientists think the smallest black holes are as small as just one atom. These black holes are very tiny but have the mass of a large mountain. Mass is the amount of matter, or "stuff," in an object."

Want to learn more about Black Holes?  Let Me Google That For You :)

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