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What is black holes?

What is black holes?

By Jack Loren 

November 13, 2023

A black hole is an area of spacetime that exhibits such intense gravitational acceleration that nothing can escape from it,

not even electromagnetic radiation like light or particles. The event horizon is the edge that encircles the black hole.

Anything that passes through the event horizon is drawn irreversibly into the singularity—

The point at which gravitational forces become infinitely strong—at the center of the black hole.

The event horizon prevents direct observation of the singularity.

The remains of enormous stars that have gravitationally collapsed after running out of nuclear fuel are what generate black holes.

Their presence is confirmed by both observational data and theoretical predictions from the general theory of relativity,

making them essential components of our knowledge of astrophysics and the nature of spacetime.