Episode 21

Episode 10: Black Holes: Windows to Oblivion

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June 24th, 2019

1 hr 28 secs

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About this Episode

A European patent clerk with an overactive imagination revealed to the world the very fabric of space and time. But decades later, the discovery of black holes would reveal far more challenging facts about the nature of our universe: gaping holes in the very fabric of reality itself. Within the depths of black holes, we might find the keys to a comprehensive and unifiying understanding of quantum mechanics and General Relativity... or we might find a window to oblivion.

PHOTO CAPTION: X-ray emissions as captured by the orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

REFERENCES:

"The Curious History of Relativity: How Einstein's Theory of Gravity was Lost and Then Found Again" by Jean Eisenstaedt

"Cygnus X-1" StarDate.org
http://blackholes.stardate.org/objects/factsheet-Cygnus-X-1.html

"Case Study: John Michell and Black Holes" amnh.org
https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/curriculum-collections/cosmic-horizons/case-study-john-michell-and-black-holes

MUSIC:

"Ossuary 6 - Air" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Heavy Heart" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Perspectives" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Americana" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Ossuary 1: A Begining" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Ossuary 5: Rest" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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