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                                                 Black Holes Facts

Black holes can be defined as matter packed so densely that nothing can escape, not even light. They can are not visible to us because no light can get out. Only space telescopes with special tools can see find black holes. A black hole is formed when a star runs out of fuel and starts collapsing under its own gravity. Sometimes such stars become white dwarfs or neutron stars but if they are sufficiently massive then they shrink to the size of a tiny atom. All black holes start out small and then they grow larger in size as they consume matter from around the galaxy.

Quick Facts: –

  • There are three different types of black holes that are Stellar, Intermediate, and Supermassive.
  • If an object falls through a black hole then it will become spaghettified before disappearing into oblivion.
  • The massive gravitational force of black holes distorts space and time in the near neighborhood.
  • These are the only objects in the entire universe that can trap light by sheer gravitational force.
  • Contrary to common belief, black holes are not like cosmic vacuums that suck in the space around them.
  • They are not very much different from other objects of the universe but have very strong gravitational pull.
  • A black hole can also evaporate over the time. This phenomenon was discovered by Stephen Hawking in 1974. It is known as Hawking Radiation.
  • There is probably a huge supermassive black hole in the middle of our galaxy the Milky Way.
  • These objects are safe to observe if you stay away from their event horizon. The event horizon is also known as ‘the point of no return’.
  • Theoretically, any object can be turned into a black hole by compressing its total mass to an incredibly small space.
 

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