Black holes, what
are they? Is it a big hole in outer space or a big ball of gas?Albert Einstein
quoted that ” Black holes are where God divided by zero.”
In 1961 physicist Karl Schwarzschild
suggested that black holes were real.
Ten years later in 1971 astronomer named John Wheeler saw one for the
There are three parts of a black hole. The
first part is the outer event horizon, which is the border of the black hole
and still able to consume light. The second is the inner event horizon, which
is stronger. The thrid and final is the singularity which is the center and
strongest part of the black hole.
Like many things in life, there are many
varieties. Black holes have three: stellar, intermediate and the supermassive.
The stellar black hole is form when a single star explodes and continues to
compress. Intermediate black hole are formed when multiple stars collide in a
chain reaction of explostion. Supermassive black hole are formed hundreds or
thousands of stars collade.
Black holes are unique because they work by
sucking in everything and anything gaining mass until hawking radiation
eventually destroys them.
Hawking radiation, named after Stephan
Hawking in 1974. It’s invisible particle pairs
constantly be formed around the outer event horizon. Normally, a
particle, antiparticle pair form and they quickly inialate one another slowly
decreasing the black hole in mass. The
purpose of Hawking radiation is to keep black holes in check
There are many mysterious facts still
remaining black holes. For the facts I have shared with you today are only the
tip of the iceberg. No need to worry the closest black hole is only 27,000 light years away. As Subrahmanyan
Chandrasekhar quoted “The black holes of nature are the most perfect
objects there are in the universe; the only elements in their constructions are
our concepts of space and time”.