Ever wonder what it would be like to fall into a black hole? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson can tell you about it.
Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY. His latest book is a collection of essays called Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries.
He spoke with EarthSky’s Jorge Salazar on why people should care about studying the stars, about an imaginary one-way trip into a black hole, and about the very real possibility of a killer asteroid making its way in the future to Earth.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.