04:53 - Source: CNN
The mystery of black holes

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NASA has some fun with Black Friday on its Twitter account

Jokes, facts and a black hole-themed game were the order of the day

CNN —  

Black Friday bargain hunters, do you ever get the feeling that you’re being sucked in somewhere against your control, rapidly descending to a dark, cold place?

It could be that feeling after you snatch the last Xbox away from a 9-year-old. Or it could be a black hole.

Shoppers may have Black Friday, but NASA scientists have something that’s arguably better: Black Hole Friday.

NASA spent the day tweeting facts about black holes, including a handful of Black Friday-themed jokes.

If humor isn’t your thing, the agency also tweeted out a black hole-themed game.

The space agency sent out over a dozen tweets and retweets on black holes.

The “2-for-1 deal” was a hit, garnering over 1,000 retweets.

NASA defines a black hole as “a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out,” where “the gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space.”

The space agency also posted some fun and less-known facts about black holes: For example, some scientists believe that the smallest black holes are the size of a single atom.