LIVE FROM A BLACK HOLE

Tuesday March 6, 13:00 Eastern

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In LIVE FROM A BLACK HOLE Chandra astrophysicists describe the latest discoveries about black holes and take students behind the scenes, into restricted labs and clean rooms, to see the innovative technology which enables Chandra's observations. Other sequences explore "X-rays and X-treme Physics," "The Life and Death of the Stars"-using a 55 gallon oil drum and a vacuum pump to simulate a star's core collapse-and show students how to use Newton's and Kepler's laws and simple math to "weigh" a black hole. In this sequence the student's on-camera mentor is Jeffrey D. McClintock, whose discovery of a new black hole was featured in last week's New York Times. In "The Prize and the Pulsar" viewers meet 3 high school seniors who used Chandra data to discover a pulsar-a rapidly rotating neutron star: their work won them the $100,000 team prize in the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition, an inspiring example of the value of integrating real world science into secondary education.

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