There is a mystery.
in the center of our galaxy is an ENORMOUS black hole.
MILLIONS OF TIMES the mass of the sun.
so large that it throws enormous stars around like they were pebbles thrown by an elephant. not a human, human’s aren’t heavy enough. an elephant.
but that’s not the mystery.
you know, these are the most powerful things in the universe, and as gas pours into them they are capable of producing light powerful enough to outshine entire galaxies… and we’re not even quite sure how all of that business with the plasma and the gas and the magnetic fields and the spiralling in works.
and that’s a mystery, but it’s not THE mystery.
see… in order for them to reach their ENORMOUS SIZE would, as normal physics would have it, take LONGER THAN THE AGE OF THE UNIVERSE. hahaha! what a wonderful thing to discover!
Physicists:Dr. Katie Mack and Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore
Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Exit Music: John Vanderslice