Monday, August 2

Deep Space Documentary Black Holes and the High Energy Universe

Deep Space Documentary Black Holes and the High Energy Universe

The brightest lights in the universe often come from theblackest pits of deep space.

Black holes, so named because even light cannot escape theirgravitational grasp, can only be sensed through their tug on other matter.While black holes themselves are invisible, the regions around them are reignedby powerful magnetic and gravitational forces that create some of the mostluminous radiation ever seen.

Super-bright anomalies like cosmicrays, plasma jets and gamma-ray bursts pour forth to fly across theuniverse, and researchers are just beginning to untangle the mysteries of how theyarise.