NASA celebrates second annual #BlackHoleFriday

NASA is encouraging people to learn about black holes instead of worrying about Black Friday.

 

Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Published Nov 28, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 2:47 am CDT

It may be Black Friday but instead of going crazy fighting shopping crowds and searching for deals, why not spend the day learning about black holes courtesy of NASA? For the second year in a row, NASA has decided to celebrate what they’re calling Black Hole Friday.

All day on social media NASA will be sharing information and photos of black holes. They kicked off the day with an explanation of what exactly a black hole is and since then have been continuing to share interesting facts and even a free black hole game.

Using the hashtag #BlackHoleFriday, you can follow along with others celebrating science over shopping. Many people were thankful to have a different option for today amid the Black Friday frenzy.

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NASA will continue to share information about black holes all day Friday. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with all the interesting facts. Who needs shopping when there’s science anyway?

Image Credit NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

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*First Published: Nov 28, 2014, 2:03 pm CST