Texas Tech University

Now We Know What A Black Hole 'Sounds' Like

Huffington Post

October 15, 2015

Huffington Post - What does a black hole sound like? Actually, since sound waves don't propagate in the near-vacuum of outer space, we can't hear black holes. But if we could, they might sound somewhat similar to the static from a badly tuned TV set.

"The major discovery in this research was that the way in which the amount of light coming from the accretion disk varies can be explained in the same way for accretion disks around stellar mass black holes, supermassive black holes, white dwarfs and young stellar objects, objects on their way to becoming stars," Dr. Tom Maccarone, associate professor of physics at Texas Tech University and a co-author of the study, told The Huffington Post in an email.

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