20 Black Hole Facts To Blow Your Mind

Introducing a very spacey list: 20 Black Hole Facts To Blow Your Mind. Space truly is the final frontier. There’s so much we don’t know yet about the universe. And we especially don’t know much about black holes, but we’ve managed to compile these 20 Black Hole Facts for you.

Scientists have been theorizing about black holes for almost a century. As the days and years go by we learn more and more about black holes that prove many theories proposed by famous scientists such as Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking.

While we still have a lot to learn about black holes, technological advancements are making it easier to understand the mystery that surrounds them. So, without further ado, here are 20 Black Hole Facts To Blow Your Mind!

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Black Holes are Virtually Invisible

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Black holes are virtually invisible. This is because the gravitational pull of them is so powerful that no light can escape from the center of the black hole, resulting in the completely black center point that we’ve come to know and fear.

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Too Many to Count

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Our galaxy alone contains around 100 million stellar-mass black holes. That’s not even counting how many smaller black holes there might be in our galaxy.


13

The Sun Will Never Become a Black Hole

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Our star, the sun, will one day explode, but will it turn into a black hole? Fear not, while in relation to us the sun is massive, it is relatively small compared to other stars in the universe. Our sun is not nearly large enough to form into a black hole.

12

Black Hole at the Center of Galaxies

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According to scientists, black holes hold entire galaxies together. They also believe that every galaxy has a supermassive black hole at the center of them that holds them together.

The black hole at the center of our galaxy is known as Sagittarius A, it’s 30,000 light years away and it’s four million times larger than our sun.


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Black Holes Don't Suck

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While many depictions of black holes show them as a funnel, this isn’t the case. Black holes are just like any other object in space, they just happen to have an immensely strong gravitational pull. Making it seem as though things are falling into it.

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