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Programmmer at Suyati. Loves open source.


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comment What does this depiction of a black hole in the movie Interstellar mean?
My first thought: it looks like a glass pane with a dimpled hole. That Wikimedia image led me to Einstein Ring, the formal term for that dimple. Turns out, Wikipedia has images of observed Einstein rings! It seems no Einstein ring from a black hole was ever observed.
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comment What does this depiction of a black hole in the movie Interstellar mean?
Have they published those papers already?
Oct
17
comment What causes ballpoint pens to write intermittently?
What about warming to coffee temperature for a minute?
Sep
26
comment Would wearing clothing that is black on the inside and white on the outside keep you cooler?
Could you provide a source to this?
May
27
comment Grain of sand attracting the sun?
There are gravitational effects to parts of a body. While the earth itself is a rigid solid, the oceans are not. Hence they will react to gravity from the moon and sun by rising towards them. Tidal forces can also melt the surface of a wayward planet and break apart an un-dense stray comet.