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In our continuing series of things I might tell you about that you did not really care about at all but that you would humor me because I cared about them we have this article on black holes. I read it last night as I tried to get sleepy after doing my Kotlin presentation, which will be summarized in a post some time soon.
Here, I have included the nugget from SLASHDOT that does well at summarizing the article from Motherboard at Vice that follows that in turn summarized the findings in the Physical Review of Letters.
This is a very good article for the last day of May. Here is a concept that may be only understood in math, and for most people only understood by people who could explain the math, but the idea of an event in universe that wreaks such havoc with time and space that it can annihilate one's past and open in front of an observer unlimited futures is truly mind-blowing and COOL.
It's extremely cool, actually.
The article is easy enough to read. Give it a go.
Posted by BeauHD from the dept.
dmoberhaus writes:The findings were detailed in a report published last week in Physical Review Letters.
"In some cases, one can live forever in a universe unknown."
Imagine, for a moment, that our species has perfected interstellar space travel and we can visit anywhere we want in the universe. There will be a lot of interesting places to check out and astrophysical phenomena to investigate, but a trip to a black hole will surely be at the top of the itinerary. Why would anyone want to visit something from which nothing, not even light, can escape? Mostly because physicists have debated for decades what will happen if someone were to enter one.
MUCH ADO ABOUT BLACK HOLES
BLACK HOLES, SON
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Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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NEW (written 1708.27) NOTE on time: I am now in the same time zone as Google! So, when I post at 10:10 a.m. PDT to coincide with the time of your death, Mom, I am now actually posting late, so it's really 1:10 p.m. EDT. But I will continue to use the time stamp of 10:10 a.m. to remember the time of your death, Mom. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom.