Some Space Stuff” from the last week

April 11, 2019 ☼ article

There was a lot of space-stuff that I ran into during the last week, most notably of course the picture of the black hole yesterday, which, I guess, everyone has seen already. What I found particularly interesting is the size of it. It’s gigantic, as nicely illustrated on XKCD. Kind of hard to imagine.

And yes, someone ought to have made the joke that it looks like the Eye of Sauron already, or?

Also, by pure chance I ran into two podcasts (Astrobiology” on Ologies and What’s under the Ice of Europa” on Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe) on the possibility of life on Europe. Both very interesting.

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