Lectures and Talks

Things That Go Bang In the Universe

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Supernovas, like this explosion of star Sanduleak -69 202, emit gravitational waves. Sanduleak exploded around 167,000 BC, but the light it cast took until 1987 to reach Earth.

Join astrophysicist Jackie Faherty for an exploration of things that go bang in the universe. Space may be generally empty, but where there is matter things can get violently explosive, from supernovae explosions to the powerful event that led to the start of everything. Faherty will (safely) guide you around our explosive universe using the 3D Digital Universe Atlas, the most comprehensive of its kind. 


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