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  • Space Travel And Black Holes

    Black holes are thought to be born from stars or other massive objects that collapse from their own gravity to form an object whose density is infinite. Once all the dying stars’ fuel for nuclear burning has run out, what’s life is the core; In a black hole, otherwise known as a singularity. The space surrounding the singularity, where the escape velocity must be equivalent to the speed of light is what’s called the event horizon; or “the point of no return.” (Seidel). Speculation of black holes has dated back as early as 1783 when John Michell theorized that there might be an object massive enough to have an escape velocity greater than the speed of light. Simon Pierre LaPlace theorized not long afterwards that it is possible that the largest luminous bodies in the universe would be invisible (Is a Black Hole Really A Hole?). Black holes really came to light, though, after Albert Einstein developed and published his theory of relativity in 1915, in which he predicted space time curvature; going against Newtonian physics, which stated that all things in space travelled a straight line unless acted…

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  • Black Holes And Basketball Sneakers Analysis

    The desire to fit in sometimes makes people do desperate things but are the actions we make worth the outcome of happiness or satisfaction? The theme that best applies to the story “Black holes and Basketball Sneakers” by Lori Aurelia Williams and the poem “Please Don't take Air Jordans” is, The desire to fit in sometimes makes people do desperate things. The passage “Black holes and Basketball Sneakers” is about a boy named Malik who joined a gang so he could get a pair of sneakers and the…

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  • Analysis Of Gamma-Ray Bursts

    believed to signal the creation of a black hole which creates an explosion of high-energy material (Schwarzschil, 2014). This high-energy material is expelled in jets, mainly composed of electrons, positrons, photons and a small amount of baryons, traveling nearly at the speed-of-light (Taboada, 2011). The energy is released so intensely and instantaneously that in just the first few seconds of the burst, the amount of energy released is equal to what would take the Sun nearly ten-billion…

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  • Nuclear Fusion Essay

    the force of the star collapsing is so strong, nothing in the universe can compete with this force, even light. It is then sucked to a point where it become a black hole. Albert Einstein is one of the most well known physicists in history. Around a hundred years ago, Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity was published and some parts of the theory have been proven. However, of February 12th, 2016 the last part of Einstein’s Theory, gravitational waves, was proven by LIGO. For most people…

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  • Black Holes Research Papers

    heliocentric model of the universe instead of the earlier believed geocentric model. Humans have also been able to observe never before seen phenomena such as the effects of black holes. The national aeronautics and space administration (NASA) are responsible for many of the advances in electromagnetic detection technology advances and intern responsible for many of the discoveries. The first ever telescope was made in 1610 by the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei within his first year of…

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  • Albert Einstein's Firewall Paradox

    firewall paradox, one of three fundamental postulates of modern physics must be sacrificed: Einstein’s equivalence principle, which institutes the no drama principle; unitarity, which says that information cannot be lost; or locality, which says that an object can only be influenced directly. A resolution to this paradox called ER=EPR (see fig. 3) was proposed by physicists Leonard Susskind and Juan Maldacena in 2013, in which ER refers to Einstein-Rosen bridges, also known as wormholes, and EPR…

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  • Black Holes: A Short Story

    I’m sitting on a plane with a bunch of passengers I have never met before all headed to the same destination Durango, Mexico. Suddenly, I turned my head to face my mother and asked what did my grandfather’s house look like? My mother explained, that the house was a two story building with no front or backyard like any normal home in the city. I let out a sigh of relief because I have not visited my grandfather’s house since he passed away 11 years ago. However, my mother did leave out an…

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  • How Does Gravity Maintain Our Solar System

    Gravity is the force that maintains our solar system. According to, the sun is held together due to gravity.The sun formed from a large collapsing cloud made of gas and dust. All objects or bodies in the solar system are affected by the gravitational pull of the sun. Without the gravitational pull the sun would not stay near our planets. This shows that gravity forms our solar system because it holds together the sun which keeps the formation and the…

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  • Refraction Lab Report

    The speed of light is the ultimate speed limit in the universe. Which travels at 3.0 x 108 m/s in a vacuum and always moves in a straight line. When light travels to a new medium its speed and direction will change, this is called refraction. Materials have different optical density so light rays travel at different velocities. Refractive index is the ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to the speed of light in a medium. Calculated by the velocity of light in vacuum divided by velocity in a…

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  • Reflective Essay: Death By Black Hole

    I recently finished reading a published compilation of essays that you have written called “Death by Black Hole.” Before I read this book, I understood how big the universe was and how dangerous it was to an extent, but after reading this book my horizons have been broadened and I look at things differently than before. After reading your book, I was intrigued by your works and wanted to learn more about the universe. I then proceeded to watch all of the episodes of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”…

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