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Category Archives: blackhole
Most of us know about redshifting, a phenomenon of the Doppler effect. This is the change in frequency of a wave, both mechanical and electromagnetic, for an observer when there is relative motion between the source and the observer. For example, when an observer is moving closer to a wave source, each successive wave front […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Although we usually think of black holes as extremely massive objects, anything in the universe with mass can theoretically become a black hole. As this video discusses, it is mathematically possible for a black hole to form with the mass of the earth, or even Mount Everest. However, the object’s Schwarzschild radius, the size it […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Sitting at the center of our galaxy, a supermassive black hole weighing four million times the weight of our sun waits. After the class discussion on black holes, I began investigating local black holes, and discovered that there is a gigantic black hole in our very own milky galaxy. Scientists first located this black hole… Continue reading → Continue reading