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Video: Leonard Susskind | Why Black Holes are Astonishing

Black holes warp space and time, squeeze matter to a vanishing point, and trap light so that it cannot escape. Black holes, with masses millions or billions times that of … Continue reading

November 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Stephon Alexander: The Physics of Jazz

Physicist Stephon Alexander narrates how he came to understand the parallels between quantum particle theory and jazz composition.

May 24, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Skylight — More Than Meets the Eye

This revealing video from the American Museum of Natural History guides us through celestial views at several electromagnetic frequencies, demonstrating how specialised telescopes reach beyond the visible spectrum to help demystify the observable Universe.

April 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

Ace Boggess: Ultra Deep Field

“Whenever we don’t understand something, we call it dark.” —Father Corbally of the Vatican Observatory    . to free eyes from the keyholes of the skull give them feet for … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson — A Brief History of Everything

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives a brief but fascinating explanation of the origin and history of the universe.

August 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: 10 Wonders of the Universe

What’s the biggest thing in the universe? Find out here, along with 9 other incredible astronomical wonders. [Thanks to Dark Matter Space for the link.]    

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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