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22 January 2013

Who's Afraid of a Big Black Hole?

Are you interested in gravity, space and black holes? Then you'll like this BBC Documentry.  It's an hour long, so settle in and get comfortable.  The program page is here, where you can see the outline of the program:

  • Who's Afraid of a Black Hole? 
  • Understanding Black Holes 
  •  General Theory of Relativity 
  • Questioning Einstein 
  • Finding a Black Hole 
  • Super Massive Black Hole 
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • The Big Bang 
  • Virtual Telescope 
  • Final Summary



Published on Apr 8, 2012
"Black holes are one of the most destructive forces in the universe, capable of tearing a planet apart and swallowing an entire star.

Yet scientists now believe they could hold the key to answering the ultimate question -- what was there before the Big Bang?

The trouble is that researching them is next to impossible. Black holes are by definition invisible and there's no scientific theory able to explain them.

Despite these obvious obstacles, Horizon meets the astronomers attempting to image a black hole for the very first time and the theoretical physicists getting ever closer to unlocking their mysteries.

It's a story that takes us into the heart of a black hole and to the very edge of what we think we know about the universe."