The Universe (Cosmic Holes)

The second season of the amazing series The Universe stared last Tuesday. The new episode is called “Cosmic Holes.” Here’s a preview…

Today, we know black holes exist, and now scientists are trying to confirm that other holes lurk in hyperspace. Our infinite cosmos could contain a variety of “holes” such as black, white, “mini” and wormholes. White holes are the reverse of black holes; instead of matter being sucked into it, matter is ejected out. Wormholes are gateways in the fabric of space and time. They are included in Einstein’s field equations as possibilities for their existence. Neither white holes nor wormholes have ever been found. Learn about new discoveries including, colliding binary black holes, intermediate black holes and manufacturing mini black holes.

Wormholes and the like are very prevalent in science fiction (think Star Trek: The Next Generation) but whether they can do what people think, or even if they really do exist, is speculative at best. Surely this episode will answer some of the questions. As usual, check local listings.

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