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Black Hole Facts – The Ultimate Guide To Black Holes

3 May 2021, 12:15 UTC
Black Hole Facts – The Ultimate Guide To Black Holes
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Black holes are a fascinating topic that has become of great interest to scientists. The study of them will likely keep people busy for another century! They are like a dark void that has never been seen before. The way they absorb all light around them and reflect none of it is why people call them “black” because no one knows what color they really are!

Facts About Black Holes

The gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong that time slows the closer you get to it.Material spirals into a black hole through an accretion disk, which is actually made up of gas and dust that are being sucked into the gravity well.Scientists have long been intrigued by the point of no return around a black hole. This is called the event horizon, and it represents a region where gravity overcomes momentum as materials spiral in an accretion disk near its center.In the 18th century, people began to believe that black holes existed. However, they remained a mathematical curiosity until 1964 when scientists found their first candidate for one!Black holes have a lot of secrets; they don’t emit their own light and are only found when other objects ...

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