Black Holes

By: Bradley Coleman

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What is It?

  • Black holes are a large amount of matter packed into a very small space.
  • Black holes are formed by the remains of a large star that dies in a supernova explosion.
  • Black holes pull energy into itself.

What does it do?

  • No matter can escape a black hole not even light.
  • There are three types of black holes, the supermassive black hole, the stellar black hole, and the miniature black hole.
  • Once you cross the event horizon you cannot get out.
  • An event horizon slows time down on the star.

Other Facts

  • There is said to be a black hole in another galaxy that is four times the size of the sun.
  • Black holes cannot be directly observed.
  • Black holes earned their name "black holes" in 1964.
  • The Hubble Space telescope provides the best images of black holes.