Astro 101 - University of Alberta

Get sucked in to the incredibly fascinating world of black holes and learn about the science, mechanics and cultural impact of these 'dark stars' which have mesmerized humans for centuries.


What is a black hole? Do they really exist? How do they form? How are they related to stars? What would happen if you fell into one? How do you see a black hole if they emit no light? What’s the difference between a black hole and a really dark star? Could a particle accelerator create a black hole? Can a black hole also be a worm hole or a time machine?

In Astro 101: Black Holes, you will explore the concepts behind black holes. Using the theme of black holes, you will learn the basic ideas of astronomy, relativity, and quantum physics.

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