Dr Becky Smethurst: How do you actually find a black hole?
Astrophysicist and YouTuber Dr Becky discusses black holes, reveals what astronomers do all day, and explains why we need to flood YouTube with scientists.
By day, Dr Becky is an astrophysicist, unravelling the mysteries of supermassive black holes, but by night she entertains science buffs like us on her YouTube channel.
In this week's episode of the Science Focus Podcast she explains how to find a black hole (and why they’re actually incredibly bright), what an astrophysicist does all day, and why flooding YouTube with scientists is the best way to counteract disinformation and bogus theories.
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