WNTI Radio Astronomy Update for April 2017
19 April 2017 Featured
Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the April Astronomy Update for the WNTI.ORG audience.
I’m moving toward it now. I feel it tugging on my body. I’m being pulled into an area of space that’s curved in on itself. I can now see the back of my head. If I continue, my feet would stretch out, and I’ll resemble a spaghetti noodle. It’s almost as if I were Alice in Wonderland. I’m beginning to fall into …a black hole. If the hole is not rotating, I’ll be crushed from side to side, and pulled out into a single string of atoms.
If the hole is rotating, I could bypass the dense singularity of this black hole. I may find myself entering a wormhole. This could lead me into another part of the universe. So it could be a time machine, or a quick way to get to somewhere else in this universe. Well here I go – into a rotating black hole- even though my name is not … Alice.
Although we can’t see Black Holes, we at least can see the light reflected from our planets. At dusk, we can see Mars in the west, located in Aries. Just below Mars, you might be able to view Mercury. Jupiter shines all night in Virgo. As dawn arrives, look east to see Venus blazing in Pisces, and to the south to see Saturn in Sagittarius.
So this month, try not to get too close to a Black Hole, as you observe our shining planets.
Until our next Astronomy Update, don’t forget to check out … What’s up in the night sky!