Catch Me If You Can, Said the Black Hole

Olivier Loose
ILLUMINATION
Published in
21 min readDec 11, 2020

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Catch Me If You Can, Said the Black Hole.
(Source: OpticalIllusions and pixabay)

It goes without saying that it is hard to observe something that we cannot perceive with our own eyes. Luckily, science and technology have come a long way in helping us to detect the unseeable.

Think of optical and atomic force microscopes showing how the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium extracts oxygen from toxic metals, mirrors and optical cavities that single out a rubidium atom, or…

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Olivier Loose
ILLUMINATION

Science writer at A Circle Is Round (https://acircleisround.com) • Writing preparation courses and exercise packages in the field of the physical sciences •