JD: Don last night as I was walking, you’ve introduced me to a brand new hobby that’s stargazing. I was walking and looking up at the stars and the moon and then I remembered what I had read earlier in the day the black hole that they now have a photograph of is larger than our entire galaxy the Milky Way. That is an awesome thought and its unbelievable we now have this photo is it not?
DD: Well yes, you know the idea of black holes have been around for a long time. It’s very difficult to verify but in recent days and with the photographs strong evidence for such things.
JD: What is actually, can you give us a simple persons definition of a black hole?
DD: Well certainly a black hole is an object in space with extremely high gravity. One way we think you can form though is to have a star which collapses upon itself and kind of refs up the gravity in its vicinity. So as far as we can tell what they are is the end of a star. They’re really dead collapsed stars.
JD: What is the potential for the scientist for you as an astronomer to be able to learn from this information?
DD: Well it certainly shows us Jimmy that gravity this invisible force it holds us on the ground, it protects us. It’s universal it’s everywhere even out there in other galaxies and the edge. It’s a universe. There’s unity the way God put it together. Further more these black holes I think are just a good indication of endless variety in creation along with those objects there are bizarre stars, there are red giants and white dwarfs just endless creativity that God has put out there. And maybe also the bottom line since these black holes are collapsed stars it’s a good reminder to us that creation is over with. We don’t have new creation going on instead there’s a run down there’s a gradual wearing down wearing away of our current physical universe.
JD: Dr. Don DeYoung with information about black holes and how they are connected to God and his creation and actually what makes a black hole.