Blacker than black as we know it!

For various reasons I’ve got ‘my black mood’ on… so I went wandering around the net…. and came across NASA in a similar mood to celebrate ‘Black Friday’. What they had done was put up some photos of black holes… some of which I’m sharing here.

 

 

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Aren’t these cool (or kul as they say in Swedish)? I would say they are inspirational, at least for science fiction writing.

A black hole is somewhere where light cannot escape from. But what causes that? It is because mass (or energy if you think E = m.c.c equation) has become so dense that gravity pulls light into that mass, not letting it escape. What happens inside a black hole? Well for starters it will be heavy and hot (very hot). Not a nice place to be! Much in keeping with how I’m feeling at the moment.

So the challenge has to be, can I come up with something new about a black hole for a science fiction story? This includes other that standard staple of popping into the universe next door and wormholes.

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2 thoughts on “Blacker than black as we know it!

  1. I must admit I only understand the basic physics of black holes, but my gut feel suggests that anything other than a spherically-shaped black hole suggests physics, but not as we know it is going on.

    Still, I like the pictures as art!

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