When a Black Hole is Our Brightest Star | A Personal Note from Arnold Leitner, Founder

I have been a scientist once. I studied superconducting films at ultra-low temperatures below 500 millikelvins.
If you want to know why, please watch the documentary “The Edge of All We Know,” which documents the incredible achievement of imaging a black hole at the center of a giant elliptical galaxy called Messier 87. This 2020 documentary is now streaming on Netflix, but you can find it on other platforms.
The black hole at the center of Messier 87.

The black hole at the center of Messier 87.

What I loved most about being a scientist was the sense of working on something important and much greater than yourself while acknowledging and celebrating the humanity of us scientists.
The documentary shows both beautifully.
I feel the same purpose at YouSolar in building a resilient zero-carbon power system that positively impacts people’s lives and the world’s climate.
I believe that many, if not most of us in the cleantech industry, feel that way.
I see the nearly impossible feat of imaging a black hole as a metaphor for our daunting task of saving the world’s climate.
The image of the black hole at the center of Messier 87 thus becomes a bright star of what humans can accomplish when they are the best they can be and collaborate.