Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists

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Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists immerses visitors in the modern search for black holes—the most mysterious and powerful objects in the universe— through a variety of interactive and multimedia experiences.

Interactive Models of Forces and Motion
Hands-on explorations of gravity and the effects of unseen forces provide a playful introduction to what we know about black holes and how we gained this knowledge.

Artist's impression of Cygnus X-1 Copyright: ESA. Illustration by Martin Kornmesser, ESA/ECF

Artist’s impression of Cygnus X-1
Copyright: ESA. Illustration by Martin Kornmesser, ESA/ECF

Black Hole Modeling Lab
A spectacular interactive visualization lets you explore the extremes of gravity in black holes and their strange distortions of space and time, as predicted by Einstein.

In Search of Real Black Holes
Four interactive media stations engage visitors in collecting and weighing evidence for black holes throughout the universe, using remarkable images and data from the world’s leading telescopes.

Black Holes in Popular Culture
Video and graphic displays explore the interplay between fact and fiction, and the ways in which imagination informs our thinking about nature.

Black Hole Adventure
An immersive interactive journey based on the best scientific evidence takes visitors to the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Visitors experiment with gravitational pull.

Visitors experiment with gravitational pull.

Black Hole Explorers ID Card and Journal
Barcode technology helps visitors create a personal, secure web diary that captures the highlights of their experience and links to additional activities and resources about black holes

Teens Talk About Black Holes
Youth teams from Massachusetts, California, and Maryland have collaborated with exhibit developers to create exhibits, media, and educational activities that help bring black holes “down to earth.”

 

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