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THE HUGE BLACK HOLES

What are Black holes?

THE HUGE BLACK HOLES What are Black holes? BLACK HOLES are one of the greatest mysteries
THE HUGE BLACK HOLES What are Black holes? BLACK HOLES are one of the greatest mysteries

BLACK

HOLES

are one of the greatest mysteries of space. We cannot see them, and astronauts only know they exist because of their effect on nearby stars. They happen sometimes after a star blows up in a supernova. The star’s gravity pulls all the material that remains after the explosion inwards, squeezing it smaller and smaller. Either a tiny neutron star forms or a black hole – an object with such strong gravity that nothing can escape from it, not even light.

The Horrible Black Holes

A black hole would suck in any passing spacecraft

within a

millionth of a second! Even nearby stars would be gulped up. A giant black hole may lurk at the centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.