black hole

Falling into a black hole is a science fiction favorite. In this video, Don Lincoln tells you what it’s really like, telling the facts and dispelling fiction. (Hint: Avoid it if at all possible.)

Among the most interesting astronomical bodies is the black hole; but it’s also one of the most misunderstood. In this video, Don Lincoln debunks some common misconceptions about black holes and also explains some important truths.

Happy #BlackHoleWeek! This week, the astronomy community is celebrating celestial objects with gravity so intense, not even light can escape them. The Wilson Hall conference room is aspirational in this respect.

This is the first image ever taken of a black hole. This black hole resides at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster.

NOvA far detector

The NOvA experiment, best known for its measurements of neutrino oscillations using particle beams from Fermilab accelerators, has been turning its attention to measurements of cosmic phenomena. In a series of results, NOvA reports on neutrinos from supernovae, gravitational-wave events from black hole mergers, muons from cosmic rays, and its search for the elusive monopole.

Black holes live up to their name. They emit no light and they’re usually very far away. This makes it hard to take pictures of them, and indeed, some people claimed that they might not exist. But that’s no longer true. In episode 19 of Subatomic Stories, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln tells us how we are quite sure that black holes are real.