Black Holes: What Do We Know?

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Black Holes: What Do We Know?
Carl Antoni
Everest University

Abstract Answering the questions we have about black holes brings us closer to understanding them and the many ways they can benefit us. They give us clear insight on Einstein's law of relativity, help create cutting-edge technology, give us extraordinary insights to the universe and most of all it gives us amazing journeys of imagination where we can contemplate their amazing properties. The mysteries of the black hole exemplify the beginning and the end of everything science has discovered out in our vast universe. Beginning with Newton's law of gravitation, Einstein's law of relativity and expanding to supermassive black holes with infinite density and infinite gravity. A supermassive black hole has the mass of 1,000,000 to 1,000,000,000 of our Suns. There are smaller black holes but the smallest has to have a mass of at least 10 of our Suns. It is this mass that creates the immense gravitational tides that compress a giant star into an incredibly small entity that has such a tremendous gravity that not even light can escape. How is this possible? How are they created? How do we know they are there if no light escapes from them? Is there more than one universe? Is there such things as wormholes that can connect vast distance of space and time? These just a few of the provocative questions black holes inspire.

What are Black Holes and what do they mean? Science has made many fascinating discoveries in their quest to understand the phenomenon known as the Black Hole. Many questions have been answered but there are many more yet to be unraveled. The first most obvious question is...what is a Black Hole? A Black Hole is created when a star at least 10 times as large as our sun runs out of the fuel. Nuclear fusion sustains the life of the Sun and creates the heat and light…...

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