Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:28 pm

Physics lesson from an English major

Filed under: Fun,Journalism — Lex @ 8:28 pm
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Memo to Fox News: This is not a “working black hole.” It is a working model of something can affect nearby radiation in some of the same ways that a black hole does, without actually being a black hole.

A black hole is a collection of matter so dense that its escape velocity exceeds the speed of light. The Chinese scientists have built nothing of the kind. (Memo to Prof. Bob Manning: See? I was TOO awake!)

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