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How Can We See Black Holes?

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Let’s dive into the mysteries of black holes with astronomer Maura McLaughlin 🌌 We’ll learn what black holes are, how we find them, and how scientists are setting off on an intergalactic search for the biggest black holes in the universe  🔭 Tune in to our latest episode for a stellar adventure!

Learn more about Maura and pulsar stars in our bonus interview extra on Patreon!

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Maura McLaughlin sitting on a chair with a globe in the background.

Maura McLaughlin is a professor of physics and astronomy at West Virginia University and co-director of the Nanograv Physics Frontier Center. Maura researches neutron stars and their environments, physics, and stellar evolution.

Get to know Maura in this video, where a kid interviews her!


Click here for an audio collection of gravitational waves from LIGO. Below is an aerial photo of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). Isn't it huge?

Aerial photo of LIGO. A large buildings has two large pipes exiting it.

Here's a quick black hole recap from National Geographic:

And here's a cool video from TED that talks about gravitational waves:

And finally, we've all wondered about it: here's what would happen if you fell into a black hole:


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