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Comments of the Week #158: from event horizons to time travel

30 Apr 2017, 19:01 UTC
Comments of the Week #158: from event horizons to time travel
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“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.” -Stephen Hawking
As always, there’s been a new fantastic week of articles here at Starts With A Bang, punctuated by our new podcast this month, on the physics of time travel!

Have a listen (or download it and take it with you) and thank our Patreon supporters for making it possible! Now, what was this past week all about? Come enjoy some fabulous stories if you missed anything, including:

What should a black hole’s event horizon look like? (for Ask Ethan),
What’s the largest planet in the Universe? (for Mostly Mute Monday),
Science discovers how complex life came to the Galapagos Islands,
We’ve lost sight of the most important rule in debating science,
How to prove Einstein’s relativity for less than $100, and
Is time travel possible, according to science?

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