Justin Dowd: A True Story of Black Holes

January 25, 2013

Black holes are real. New discoveries show some influence entire galaxies. In 1990 the Hubble space telescope observed stars orbiting something invisible. Images revealed evidence of a black hole 400 million times the mass of the sun dwelling in the Milky Way’s core. When a large star runs out of fuel it collapses under its own gravity and explodes. Outer shells of rich stardust shoot into space, some destined to form new planets and living things like you. An iron core remains and collapses until gravity becomes so strong a black hole is born from the stars’ ashes.

Read Justin’s full article in the Metro and see his latest chalk animation:

http://www.metro.us/boston/national/article/1160189–weird-science-a-true-story-of-black-holes

chalk animation:  http://youtu.be/dKL3jBEXiEY