20 Black Hole Facts To Blow Your Mind

Introducing a very spacey list: 20 Black Hole Facts To Blow Your Mind. Space truly is the final frontier. There’s so much we don’t know yet about the universe. And we especially don’t know much about black holes, but we’ve managed to compile these 20 Black Hole Facts for you.

Scientists have been theorizing about black holes for almost a century. As the days and years go by we learn more and more about black holes that prove many theories proposed by famous scientists such as Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking.

While we still have a lot to learn about black holes, technological advancements are making it easier to understand the mystery that surrounds them. So, without further ado, here are 20 Black Hole Facts To Blow Your Mind!

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A Massive Star Collapsing In Upon Itself

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Black holes are formed when large stars run out of fuel and collapse in on themselves. If the star is large enough it will shrink down to the size of an atom known as a gravitational singularity.

The term “black hole” refers to the gravitational pull that this singularity has.



Black Holes Come In Many Different Sizes

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Black holes come in many sizes. Primordial black holes being the smallest. Followed by Stellar-mass black holes which are the most common type of black holes. The largest type are called Supermassive black holes, these black holes tend to be four-million times larger than the sun and are located at the center of galaxies.


There Are Different Types

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Not only do black holes vary in sizes but astronomers have found that there are also different types of black holes. There are spinning black holes, electrical black holes, and a combination of the two. The type is determined by the amount of energy the black hole gives out.


The Accretion Disk

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The area around the black hole where gas, dust, stars, and planets fall into orbit is known as an accretion disk. This area is where objects go as they are being pulled closer to the center of the black hole.


The Event Horizon

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The event horizon is the region of the black hole where gravity becomes overwhelming for any object. Any material that crosses the event horizon has no chance of escaping the black hole. For this reason, the event horizon is also known as “the point of no return”.

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