Black Holes 101

Everything you need to know about Black Holes!

How Black Holes Form!

A black hole forms when a super-giant star or a hyper-giant star lose's all of it's energy. The star's energy did counter-act the star's gravity, so when the star lose's energy it collapse's. The star shrinks down to a singularity (so small we don't understand). Since this singularity is so dense and small it gains infinite gravity (Out of our understanding).

This is a hyper-giant star named VY Canis

Cygnus X-1

Cygnus X-1 is the first black hole ever identified. Cygnus X-1 was discovered by Tom Bolton in 1972.

Cygnus X-1's companion star being gravitated to the black hole.

Inescapable Black Holes

Black Holes have infinite gravity. After an object has hit the event horizon, the point from no return, the object can't escape the holds of the black hole. Since the gravity is so strong even light can't escape. Light is literally distorted.

We are Black Holes

We live across the Universe!