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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Kuwait On The Prairie

Several reports are out there about how the U.S. will be energy independent in the near future.  U.S. oil import levels are down to 42 from 60 percent, and dropping; much of this is due to fracking for oil that is happening in North Dakota, which has seen 41,000 new jobs since 2008.  Fracking is controversial, but one side effect I wasn't aware of was that you can see all the 'extra' natural gas being burned off from space.

#fracking #space

A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark : NPR
If you are up in space looking down on America west of the Mississippi, one of the brightest patches of light at night is on the Great Plains in North Dakota. It’s not a city, not a town, not a milita…

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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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