Black Holes

By: Platon Capetanakis

What are black holes?

A black hole is a region of space-time from which gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping. The most common theory is where gigantic star with a mass of more than 3 times the Sun’s reaches the end of its life, gets crushed under its own gravity, leaving behind a compact black hole.

Interesting Facts of Black Holes!

- Black holes forces are so strong that light cannot escape out of the black hole.

- Black holes actually make noises when active.

- Some scientists think that they help make elements that we need to life. They break down subatomic particles and convert them into elements that we may need.

- The force of Black holes are so strong that in the past, they have caused gravitational time dilation which means that they have actually made time stop.

- The nearest black hole to us is around 1,6000 light years away converted into 16 quadrillion kilometres from the earth.

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe