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Friday Nite Videos | May 13, 2022

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George Carlin on Abortion and 'The Sanctity of Life.' Hakeem Jeffries Dismantles Clarence Thomas. Waterman | Documentary w/ Jason Mamoa. A Picture of the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole. Abortion Ruling | John Oliver.

Say Hello to Sagittarius A*, the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

Chris Impey The Conversation
On May 12, 2022, astronomers on the Event Horizon Telescope team released an image of a black hole called Sagittarius A* that lies at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Chris Impey, an astronomer at the University of Arizona, explains how the team got this image and why it is such a big deal.

DIY Gravitational Waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'

American Physical Society phys.org
The public will be invited to lend their own computers to help the scientific community unlock the secrets contained in gravitational waves observed when black holes smash together.

Friday Nite Videos | April 12, 2019

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Indian Elections | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Gaza | Sundance World Premiere Trailer. Ari Melber Blasts Trump DOJ Charges vs Assange. Why This Black Hole Photo Is Such a Big Deal. Socialism of the Rich, Capitalism for the Rest.

What Are Gravitational Waves?

Two black holes, each about 30 times as massive as our sun orbited each other for millions of years. An instant before they collided they sent a gravitational shiver across the universe. LIGO scientist Amber L. Stuver explains. Animation by Eoin Duffy. 

Gravitational Waves: The Inside Story

Martin Hendry The Conversation
More than a billion years ago and a billion light years away, two black holes merged. This was a truly cataclysmic event a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. In Star Wars Darth Vader tells us not to “underestimate the power of the dark side.” This amazing discovery shows how right he was.

Gravitational Waves From a Dance of Black Holes

Two black holes, about 29 times and 36 times the mass of our sun, collide in this computer visualization of the event that provided the first direct evidence that black holes exist, can exist in a pair, and can collide and merge. Read more.

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