Watching a programme about gravity and quantum physics. The very big and the very small…

Hard to follow. There is apparently a fundamental problem in our understanding of the universe. General relativity explains Stars and galaxies. Quantum mechanics explains Atoms. But when you get to black holes the laws of nature fail.

Today Nasa published the very first image of a real black hole. Before today any images were just illustrations or mock ups.

The singularity at the centre of a black hole is apparently the same sort of thing as the singularity at the beginning of the universe.

The programme shows how something called quantum gravity explains the universe. Now we have seen a real black hole they may be able to take the theories further.

I’m leaving this now. I don’t understand!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.