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Title: Black Holes, the Brightest Objects in the Universe

Black holes are everywhere in the Universe. They form when massive stars end their life in a simultaneous violent collapse and energetic explosion. Galaxies end up littered with small black holes, eacmore »h roughly the mass of ten Suns. Nearly every galaxy center ends up with a single huge black hole, with the mass of a million to a billion Suns. During their lifetimes, black holes chew up their surroundings and spew out ultra-energetic beams of radiation and matter that are visible from across the Universe. In this lecture, I will discuss how black holes form, outline how we detect them, and show movies that illustrate how they work according to Einstein and state-of-the-art computer simulations. We will see that these blackest of all objects in the Universe actually shine the brightest.« less
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Title: Black Holes, the Brightest Objects in the Universe
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Publication Date: 2009-04-28
OSTI Identifier: 1014088
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105424
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on April 28, 2009
Research Org: SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; BLACK HOLES ; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; GALAXIES ; RADIATIONS ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; STARS ; UNIVERSE ; SLAC ; LIGHT ; GRAVITY ; EVENT HORIZON ; GAMMA-RAY BURSTS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:11:12
System Entry Date: 2018-06-14