Einstein starts your car

When people hear about relativity, they usually think about spaceships traveling at speed of light, and the strange properties of spacetime such as time dilation or length contraction. These effects actually also occur right in your car. This has nothing to do with the yet to appear Doc Brown’s DeLorean, …

Black Holes – Part III

In this third and last part of the article dedicated to black holes, I will describe what would happen to someone traveling through a black hole.
Gravitational time dilation and gravitational redshift
First, I will start by describing two important effects: gravitational time dilation and gravitational redshift (I will spare you the …

Black Holes – Part I

Black holes are probably one of the most fascinating kinds of objects in the Universe for many people, may they be astrophysicists or not. They are often mentioned on the news (and not only science-related), and they have been of great inspiration in science-fiction. Recently, researchers even expected to observe …

 Page 3 of 3 « 1  2  3 

© 2010-2017 Atra Materia All Rights Reserved -- Copyright notice by Blog Copyright