Episode 2: Looking at black holes with Kelly Weinersmith

Posted Nov 11, 2011 by bn

a series of photos of Stars orbiting the black hole, 4 million times heavier than the sun, at the center of our galaxy. click to see the animation.

In episode 2 we decided to try to convince Kelly Weinersmith that black holes totally exist and that if you look out in the sky that you can see them (the animation to the right was poached from UCLA ). Jocelyn gets thrown into a black hole, Ben tortures some children, and Dave proposes a title for a fantastic scifi blacksploitation movie.

Guest: Kelly Weinersmith

Physicists: Jocelyn Read, Dave Tsang

 

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_2_Black_Hole_Detection