Black holes: We explode six myths to prevent you from getting sucked in - Science. Posted Black holes are the stuff of science and sci-fi and the line between fact and fiction can often be blurred.
So, here are some common black hole myths that you'll never be sucked into again. Are black holes portals to other worlds or monsters gobbling up everything in sight? How much of what we see in movies is science fiction and how much is science fact? "Most people know that a black hole is a very small volume of space with a lot of stuff in it, so that its gravity is so strong nothing can escape from it, not even if it's travelling at the speed of light," said Dr Amanda Bauer, astronomer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory.
But there's a lot more to know about black holes than that. Myth 1: Our Sun will become a black hole when it dies No, our Sun isn't massive enough to become a black hole. The Sun will then puff off its outer gaseous envelope, leaving behind its white hot stellar core, and become a white dwarf. Myth 2: Black holes aren't real because you can't see them. UKED Magazine Apr 2015 by UKedchat. Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin.
Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing and neurodegeneration. As a rule, the gatherings were forgettable affairs – the incremental nature of scientific progress does not lend itself to big surprises. But a lab member scheduled to speak that day had taken on a radical project, and he had new results to share. Saul Villeda, an ebullient PhD student with slick black hair and a goatee, had spent the past year engrossed in research that called to mind the speculative medical science of the middle ages.
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