We Use Black Holes to Study Tectonic Plates
95283 We Use Black Holes to Study Tectonic Plates

We Use Black Holes to Study Tectonic Plates




The ground under our feet is constantly moving, and to measure these movements, researchers have turned to an unlikely helper: quasars that are millions of light-years away. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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