Saturday, October 3, 2015

Black Hole Odyssey

Today on Far Future Horizons we join Dr Michio Kaku for another exciting installment of Sci Fi Science which will take us on an odyssey into the belly of the ultimate gravitational beast – a Supermassive galactic black hole.

In science fiction, the most destructive force in the entire universe is also the key to travelling to a whole host of mind-blowing destinations. 

Jump through a black hole and you might end up in another universe or in another part of space and time.

Dr. Michio Kaku aims to sort fact from fiction and work out how to travel through a black hole...and survive. On the way, he meets Dr. Andrew Hamilton who has used Einstein's equations to build a black hole simulator. Michio takes a ride and finds out firsthand why this kind of trip is so bad for your health. He visits a pasta factory to show the frightening effects of what scientists have dubbed "spaghettification".

Professor Gerald Cecil, an expert on super massive black holes, explains how they are sometimes hurled out of galaxies into empty space. This huge, cataclysmic process may provide the ticket for anyone who wants to take the plunge and fly through the heart of black hole.

The first and second seasons of Sci Fi Science, hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku is a available on DVD from the Discovery Channel’s online store.

Sci Fi Science - Black Hole Odyssey 
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