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Short Science: What Happens Inside A Black Hole

Monday, August 19, 2013

A growing black hole, called a quasar, can be seen at the center of a faraway galaxy in this artist's concept. NASA telescopes discovered similar quasars hiding in galaxies in the distant universe. (NASA/Wikimedia Commons)

Dennis Overbye of the New York Times talks about a debate among physicists over what would happen if you jumped into a black hole and what it means for Albert Einstein's reputation.         

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Comments [2]

Sredni Vashtar from the Shed Out Back

I hope the article gets to the point more quickly than the author did in this interview. It was so slow, I had to turn my radio off.

Aug. 19 2013 11:40 AM
Michael from East Meadow

Is is possible that what falls into a black hole in this universe, emerges from a big bang in another universe? It would expain where all the matter for our universe came from, but is this plausable based on current science?

Thank you.

Aug. 19 2013 10:13 AM

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