Saturday, 1 November 2008

Holes that are Black

Phil Plait does a great post about Black Holes, addressing 10 different points that might, but probably not, be generally known (I was area of a lot of them).

Black Holes are one of the ways we could die, as discussed in Phil Plait's Death From The Skies (his second book after Bad Astronomy). [Doh! Forgot to order a copy in my recent Amazon ordering.]

While black holes are neat, would like to know more about the possibilities of white holes. If they exist, incredibly interesting... although they don't (for example, they violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics), which makes me sad.

However, Phil Plait doesn't like The Black Hole. While, fine, not the most brilliant movie ever, how can you not like Maximillian?


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