Black Hole Survival Guide


Everything we have ever known about the universe has come to us through light.

Janna Levin Physicist and astronomer

Black Hole Survival Guide


Scientists recently made the monumental announcement of the first picture of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way. As surely as the Earth orbits the sun, we orbit that black hole — 26,000 light-years away and 4 million times the mass of the sun, yet less than 20 times the width. It has been a century of black-hole discoveries, including two Nobel prizes for black-hole science in the past few years. This discovery is deserving of a third, with one billion people worldwide tuning in to look together at the first human-procured image of a black hole. Janna Levin, astrophysicist and author, will give a visually guided tour of black holes and the role they play in our past and our future.

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