Report on Science Facts

825 Words Jan 11th, 2018 3 Pages
Science might have shelved the equation of General Relativity until the 1960s due to technological breakthroughs that allowed for greater exploration of space using revolutionary instruments; and also allowing for increased application of those equations in physics research. Karl Schwarzschild contributed to the science of black holes by developing special technologies, especially optics, that could help measure stars. He died of a "rare metabolic disorder," (Weisstein, 2007). Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar discovered "there is an upper limit - now called the Chandrasekhar limit - to the mass of a white dwarf star." The research is important because it showed that stars more massive than the sun must either explode or form black holes ("Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar," n.d.)
References
NASA (2013). Black holes. Retrieved online: http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/black-holes/
"Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar," (n.d.). Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Retrieved online: http://chandra.harvard.edu/about/chandra.html
Weisstein, E.W. (2007). Schwarzschild, Karl. Retrieved online:…