Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

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Title: Ep. Astronomy Cast: Student Questions: Collinsville High School

Organization: Astronomy Cast



This is our third installment in our series of student questions shows and these questions come to us from Collinsville High School.

Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today and Dr. Pamela Gay is a Senior Scientist at Planetary Science Institute and a Director of  CosmoQuest. They team up to do Astronomy Cast, a weekly facts-based journey through the cosmos

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– Hi. We’re the Puffins from Collinsville High School, and we wanted to know can a gamma ray destroy a galaxy?

– Hi. We’re the Quick Silvers from Collinsville, do black holes really absorb matter or do they have another purpose?

– We’re from Collinsville High School and we’re the Blue Light Special. And we want to know how we know that space does not stop?

– Hi. We’re the Orange Shirts of Collinsville High School and would like to know does the Universe ever come to an end?

– We are the Astronomers from Collinsville High School and we want to know how can there be energy death when energy is conserved?

– Hi. We’re Team Einstein from Collinsville, and we heard that time slows down for an object entering a black hole, and we wanted to know how and why this happens.

– We’re the Astronauts from Collinsville High School and we wanted to know why don’t black holes emit light?

– We’re the Zealand from Collinsville High School and we want to know what a black hole does with everything that it eats.

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