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Looking Up: Exploring the Diet of Black Holes


Dean's returned from his latest runaway eclipse chase back in June and has his report. Meanwhile, we are all endlessly fascinated by the mystery of black holes across our universe. In this episode, the team explores some of those questions like what happens if you fall in? How big a threat are they? We are also joined by Ohio State University PhD Candidate in Astronomy, Tharindu Jayasinghe and Professor of Astronomy at OSU, Todd Thompson to discuss their astonishing new discovery: the current closest black hole to Earth they've dubbed "The Unicorn". They answer even more questions like, what do black holes eat?