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“Event Horizon”

  

Description from Sarah aka iamhydrogen: Just ordered some of the new onyx cabs! I'll be using them in a bead-embroidery bracelet about black holes.

An event horizon is a space-time boundary that surrounds a black hole; once an object crosses the event horizon, its passage through time and movement through physical space appear to happen at equal rates. This phenomenon creates an illusion of infinity within the black hole.

What can I say? I'm a huge nerd. :)

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  1. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I find that facinating! My family won’t play trival pursuit with me cuz I win all the time! I got a great memory and I like science

  2. LAshe
    LAshe says:

    I love the pick and also love the mini astrophysics lesson!!

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Ditto! Beauty of a pick! ;)

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    Sarah aka iamhydrogen says:

    Ha! I always win at trivial pursuit too! :)

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    Sarah aka iamhydrogen says:

    Oh yeah, i forgot to add in my description that the colored stones are supposed to represent the light and gasses that are found around a black hole. kind of like this:

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  6. LAshe
    LAshe says:

    What a gorgeous photograph! Such an ethereal quality – and then I try to take my brain to the huge scale of what’s pictured, and my brain doesn’t quite have the capacity to completely compute . . .

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely pick thanks for sharing the picture!

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    Sarah aka iamhydrogen says:

    That’s actually a painting. :) We can’t really photograph black holes; most of the images out there are either pure illustrations (like the one above), computer-generated simulations, or compilations of x-rays taken by deep-space telescopes. This is the closest thing we can get to a real image:

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  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sarah, those paintings are amazing — perfect colors in your pick, too! Thanks for sharing with us! :D

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Amazing! A beautiful and thought provoking pick.
    A bit a of a nerd myself but without much of the knowledge. This stuff has always fascinated me. It’s a beautiful and mysterious universe!

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