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Black Hole Throwdown: My Magnetic Field is Stronger Than Yours

Analysis of radio waves shows long-neglected magnetic fields have an unexpected presence. Will this undermine the drama behind decades of misinformed sci-fi stories? Black holes have long played an important role in worrying humans to the edge ...

Black Hole Hunter

Dr. Fiona Harrison waited 20 years to see her  X-ray telescope design launch into space. If you happen to be on the lookout for black holes these days, you need to learn to operate on a budget. Just ask Dr. Fiona Harrison. She proposed a concept ...

Living on the Edge: The Holographic Principle

The already-baffling black holes offer another mindbender. In Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” he imagines people chained in the darkness, forever in one position, unable to turn around or move their heads. A fire behind them, which they cannot ...