Tag : black hole

Top Scientific Breakthroughs of 2016

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December is here; it’s the season of good will and a perfect time to reflect on the year so far. Well, all things considered, 2016 has been an undeniable big ol’ pile of shi… faecal matter. However, do not fear, the Science section of the Gryphon are here to cheer … Read More

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Two weeks in two minutes

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A selection of interesting developments in astronomy and astrophysics from the past couple of weeks.   We get the best view of the dwarf planet Ceres yet: As NASA’s Dawn mission nears Ceres, each picture gives us tantalising amounts of detail on the mysteries of the dwarf planet. In 2011, … Read More

Into the Void: What would happen if a Black Hole Entered our Solar System?

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With Christopher Nolan’s newest film Interstellar, now in cinemas (see our recent article on the incredible black hole at the heart of this film) it’s safe to say that black holes are becoming quite the subject of choice in science. The question of what would happen if one were in close proximity … Read More

From physics to Hollywood – the Black Hole that became a film star

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It’s reasonable to say that Kip Thorne’s career route has not been that of your typical theoretical physicist. After retirement from his role as Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2009, his passion for education burned on. Taking a step back from mentoring … Read More