15 Black Hole Facts That SCARE Astronomers


These facts about black holes are part of the best space discoveries 2020. A black hole is just one space discovery. Space and the universe are beautiful and have a lot more to offer. Supermassive black holes wander the universe looking for more to swallow!

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What happens if you fall into a black hole?

The gravitational field becomes so strong that not even light can escape, rendering the region where the star used to be profoundly dark: a black hole. As you go deeper into the black hole, space becomes ever more curvy until, at the centre, it becomes infinitely curved. This is the singularity.

Where does a black hole lead to?

By their calculations, quantum mechanics could feasibly turn the event horizon into a giant wall of fire and anything coming into contact would burn in an instant. In that sense, black holes lead nowhere because nothing could ever get inside. This, however, violates Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

What is the closest black hole to Earth?

Sagittarius A*, at the center of the Milky Way, is the closest supermassive black hole, some 25,000 light-years distant. A smaller one — just 6.6 solar masses — orbits a Sun-like star just 3,500 light-years away: V616 Monocerotis.

Will a black hole hit Earth?

There are no black holes close enough to Earth to affect us. The closest black hole to Earth that we know of is named V616 Monocerotis. It is also known as A0620-00. This black hole is 6.6 times more massive than our Sun.

Can a black hole kill you?

Curiously, the black hole’s enormous gravity itself is not what will kill you–you are always weightless when in free fall. Instead, you would be pulled apart as a result of the difference between the force of gravity at your feet and at your head.

Has anyone been in a Blackhole?

Fortunately, this has never happened to anyone — black holes are too far away to pull in any matter from our solar system. But scientists have observed black holes ripping stars apart, a process that releases a tremendous amount of energy.

Does time exist in a black hole?

Black holes are so massive that they severely warp the fabric of spacetime (the three spatial dimensions and time combined in a four-dimensional continuum). For this reason, an observer inside a black hole experiences the passage of time much differently than an outside observer.

Can you see a black hole?

Scientists can’t directly observe black holes with telescopes that detect x-rays, light, or other forms of electromagnetic radiation. We can, however, infer the presence of black holes and study them by detecting their effect on other matter nearby.

What are the 4 types of black holes?

There are four types of black holes: stellar, intermediate, supermassive, and miniature. The most commonly known way a black hole forms is by stellar death.

How dangerous are black holes?

Massive black holes are dangerous in two ways. If you get too close, the enormous gravity will suck you in. And if they are in their active quasar phase, you’ll be blasted by high-energy radiation.

Will our Sun become a black hole?

Will the Sun become a black hole? No, it’s too small for that! The Sun would need to be about 20 times more massive to end its life as a black hole. In about 5 billion years, the Sun will start to run out of hydrogen in its core to fuse, and it will begin to collapse.

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