How Are Black Holes Made In Space?

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What Is a Black Hole

A black hole is a region in space where the pulling force of gravity is so strong that the light is not able to escape. The gravity occurs because matter has been pressed into a tiny space. This compression can take place at the end of a star's life. The result of black holes are from dying stars. Since no light can escape it, black holes are basically invisible. Besides that there are some space telescopes with special instruments can help find black holes. What they do is they observe the behavior of material stars that are very close to the black holes.

How Do Black Holes form?

Primordial black holes are thought to have formed in the early universe soon after the big bang.

Stellar black holes form when the center of a very massive star collapses on itself. This collapse also causes a supernova, or an exploding star, that blasts part of the star into space.

Different types of black holes.

The most commonly known type of medium-sized black holes is called the "stellar." The mass of a stellar black hole can be up to 20 times the greater than the mass of the sun and can fit inside a ball with a diameter of about 10 miles. Dozens of stellar black holes may exist within the Milky Way galaxy.

The largest of them all is called the "supermassive." These black holes have masses greater than 1 million suns and would fit inside a ball with a diameter about the size of the solar system. Evidence hat suggest that every large galaxy contains a supermassive black holes at the center of the Milky Way galaxy is called Sagittarius A. It has a mass equal to about a whopping 4 million suns and would fit inside a ball with a diameter about the size of the sun.

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