Are you ready for a bizarre and dangerous journey into one of the universe's most mysterious phenomena?
LSC's newest planetarium show, Black Holes, recently opened at the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this show is a thrilling adventure into a place where humans could never venture – until now!
We can't wait for you to see it. Before you join us, here are a few strange facts about black holes that you might've not known:
If you orbited close to a black hole, time would move slower for you than someone on Earth.
There are millions of black holes just within our own galaxy. The largest, located at the center of the Milky Way, clocks in at over 4 million times the mass of our Sun.
Black holes do not suck matter in like a giant vacuum cleaner. In fact, if our Sun was replaced by a black hole with the same mass, the planets would continue to orbit it without there being a difference (other than it being very cold and dark!).
Almost all of the 2 trillion massive galaxies in the universe have a supermassive black hole at their centers.
Black holes themselves are impossible to see directly, but we can still find them by watching stars nearby.
The first discovered black hole, Cygnus X-1, was found because it was slowly eating another star alive!