Do Black Holes Explode When They Die?

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A new theory suggests that black holes might die by transforming into a ‘white hole,’ which theoretically behave in the exact opposite manner as a black hole - rather than sucking all matter in, a ‘white hole’ spews it out.

The theory, as first reported by Nature.com, is based on the speculative quantum theory of gravity. Scientists believe it may help determine the great debate over black holes about whether they destroy the things they consume.

According to the theory, a ‘white hole’ would explosively expel all the material consumed by a black hole.

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This is so true. You are basically looking for “sky fuzzies” lol. Still amazing nonetheless.

This is so true. You are basically looking for “sky fuzzies” lol. Still amazing nonetheless.

Buzz Aldrin’s first space selfie taken during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966.

Buzz Aldrin’s first space selfie taken during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966.

I’m getting ready to head to the Table Mountain Star Party tomorrow. Hoping the fact that over half of Washington is on fire right now won’t affect our seeing in any way. I’ll take lots of pictures and share them with you when I return. Clear skies! (?) You can visit the Table Mountain Star Party website here.

I’m getting ready to head to the Table Mountain Star Party tomorrow. Hoping the fact that over half of Washington is on fire right now won’t affect our seeing in any way. I’ll take lots of pictures and share them with you when I return. Clear skies! (?) You can visit the Table Mountain Star Party website here.

Still though…poor guy lol.

Still though…poor guy lol.

This image from NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Lonar Crater. This crater has undergone very little modification since it formed, and so is one of the younger features in this region.

This image from NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Lonar Crater. This crater has undergone very little modification since it formed, and so is one of the younger features in this region.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on its arm to catch the first images of sparks produced by the rover’s laser being shot at a rock on Mars. The left image is from before the laser zapped this rock, called ‘Nova’.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on its arm to catch the first images of sparks produced by the rover’s laser being shot at a rock on Mars. The left image is from before the laser zapped this rock, called ‘Nova’.

Are We Living in a Multiverse?

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The universe could be a bubble amongst a ‘frothy sea’ of other bubble universes, scientists have claimed. They hope a new series of experiments could shed new light on the ‘multiverse’, which says ours is just one universe among many.

Researchers hope it will be a proof of principle and show the multiverse theory can be tested.

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In March 2003, Saturn’s rings were at maximum tilt toward Earth, a special event occurring every 15 years. With the rings fully tilted, astronomers get the best views of the planet’s Southern Hemisphere. They took advantage of the rings’ unique alignment by using Hubble to capture some stunning images.

In March 2003, Saturn’s rings were at maximum tilt toward Earth, a special event occurring every 15 years. With the rings fully tilted, astronomers get the best views of the planet’s Southern Hemisphere. They took advantage of the rings’ unique alignment by using Hubble to capture some stunning images.

So…I just so happen to be from a little town called Moscow, Idaho. Here we have a small group of people who call themselves the “Humanists of the Palouse” who I am loosely associated with. Not long ago they launched a billboard campaign that recently went viral. You can read about it here. All I have to say is that I have never been so proud of my little town. I feel that Sagan and other Humanists long gone would have been proud too. 

This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.

This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a tool for grappling non-cooperative objects that incorporates gecko-like adhesives. The adhesives are reusable and can be turned on and off. My own gecko Hank for reference.

This image from NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more north polar dunes. If you compare multiple dune images, you will see that the dunes can take different forms and cover different amounts of the plains.

This image from NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more north polar dunes. If you compare multiple dune images, you will see that the dunes can take different forms and cover different amounts of the plains.

Large iron meteorite recently found on Mars by Curiosity.

Large iron meteorite recently found on Mars by Curiosity.