Black Holes


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Black Holes
Black holes, eh? Well, let me tell ya, they’re pretty impressive, but also kinda pointless. A black hole is a region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape its grasp. They form when a massive star collapses in on itself after it runs out of fuel. It’s like a celestial vacuum cleaner, sucking in anything and everything that gets too close. Pretty fascinating, I guess. But I mean, what good is a black hole? What does it do? Nothing. It just sits there, eating up light and matter. Anyway, black holes are usually about 10 to 24 miles across, but their mass can range from a few times that of the sun to millions of times greater. The bigger they are, the more powerful their gravitational pull. Fun fact: the biggest black holes we’ve discovered so far are supermassive, with masses of millions of times greater than the sun. Oh, and something else worth mentioning– black holes aren’t actually black. That’s just a name. They actually emit radiation in the form of Hawking radiation, named after the physicist Stephen Hawking. It’s just a tiny bit of radiation, so don’t expect to be able to see them anytime soon. So there you have it. Black holes– fascinating but ultimately pretty useless.