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World Space Week

15.10.2019 10:54

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared World Space Week as an annual event celebration to be commemorated between October 4 and 10. It is officially defined as «an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition».

English Speaking Club meeting in «Window on America» Kherson on October 13, 2019 was devoted to this topic. Visitors talked about the space, NASA, astronaut flights, and the planets of the Solar system. They watched a video about mysterious black holes. Black holes are volumes of space where gravity is extreme enough to prevent the escape of even the fastest moving particles. Because a black hole is indeed “black” — no light can escape from it — it’s impossible for us to sense the hole directly through our instruments, no matter what kind of electromagnetic radiation you use (light, X-rays, whatever.) The key is to look at the hole’s effects on the nearby environment, points out NASA.

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