- Black Holes (BH’s) are curious because of their mysterious nature and unknown properties. BH’s are not empty voids.
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Continue reading...Black Holes (BH’s) are curious because of their mysterious nature and unknown properties. BH’s are not empty voids. They are astronomical objects with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. The “surface” of a black hole, called the event horizon (EH), defines the boundary where the escape velocity (for any particle) exceeds the speed of light, which is the speed limit of the cosmos. Thus, matter and radiation can fall into the event horizon, but they cannot escape.
BH’s can be divided into two main classes. Stellar mass black holes, that form when a star with more than 20 solar masses comes to the end of its life. Another type being Super Massive Black Holes (SMBH’s) believed to exist in the nucleus of galaxies, although their origin is not well understood. There is also the SMBH at the...
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