Seen nearly edgewise, the turbulent disk of gas churning around a black hole takes on a crazy double-humped appearance. The black hole’s extreme gravity alters the paths of light coming from different parts of the disk, producing the warped image.
Seen nearly edgewise, the turbulent disk of gas churning around a black hole takes on a crazy double-humped appearance. The black hole’s extreme gravity alters the paths of light coming from different parts of the disk, producing the warped image.

Cosmic Queries – Becoming Entangled

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How do particles get entangled? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice, answer grab-bag questions about harnessing Hawking Radiation, bad places to construct wormholes, and whether running or walking in the rain makes you wetter.

How do we entangle particles? How do we know they are entangled? We answer one of life’s eternal questions: do you get more wet from running in the rain than walking? We break down the calculus minimization problem as well as why physics on Earth is the same as everywhere else.

Could dark energy be pressure from another dimension? We discuss potential options for studying black holes up close. Could we use Hawking Radiation to communicate what’s inside a black hole? Plus, what is Neil’s favorite discovery that has happened in his lifetime?

How would our relationship with time change once we start exploring and living on different planets? Where would be a bad place to open up a wormhole? What things from science fiction does Neil think will become a reality? Can rocky inner planets have rings like Saturn?

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