Black Hole Friday

Just proving that all things are relative …

#blackfriday #space

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For retail, it's #BlackFriday (EST). For us, it's #BlackHoleFriday. Today, we'll post info & images all about Black Holes.

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot 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.

This image is an artist's drawing of a black hole named Cygnus X-1. It formed when a large star caved in. This black hole pulls matter from blue star beside it.

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

#nasa #space #blackholes #xray #cygnus

Black Hole Friday

Just proving that all things are relative …

#blackfriday #space

Originally shared by +NASA

For retail, it's #BlackFriday (EST). For us, it's #BlackHoleFriday. Today, we'll post info & images all about Black Holes.

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot 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.

This image is an artist's drawing of a black hole named Cygnus X-1. It formed when a large star caved in. This black hole pulls matter from blue star beside it.

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

#nasa #space #blackholes #xray #cygnus

 

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Lawmakers want NASA center renamed after Neil Armstrong

An effort to rename a NASA flight research center in southern California after the late moonwalker Neil Armstrong was relaunched this week in Congress. 

Do you think they should rename the center after Armstrong? Why or why not?

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/Vfl4Nw 
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Curiosit•E

Here's looking at you, kid. – Rick Blaine

Or, in this case, here is Curiosity looking at itself.  On Mars.  Every time I let that sink in, I am blown away.

#mars #nasa #curiosity  

High-Res Curiosity Rover Self-Portrait Is Mind-Blowing | Wired Science | Wired.com
Check out every intimate detail of NASA’s Curiosity rover sitting at its home in Gale crater on Mars in this amazing high-resolution self portrait.

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