Black Holes: the Epic Mystery of Space

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Matthew Ryan Scott
December 6th, 2015
Black Holes: The Epic Mystery of Space

Black Holes: The Epic Mystery of Space The one aspect of space that provides a sort of horror element to the universe, to me, has always been the Black Hole. There is a very deep mystery surrounding Black Holes, and that uncertainty is very scary. Last year, my wife and I sat down on a Friday night, with pizza, and began watching the amazing movie, Interstellar. The one aspect of that film that still resonates with me is the mystery of the nature of the inner workings of a Black Hole. On that note, today, I would like to dive deeper into the research of Astronomers to have a better understanding of these wonders of space. The reality of a Black Hole is that it is not actually empty space at all, but rather a large amount of matter squeezed into an extremely tiny space. If we look at the many theories surrounding the existence of Black Holes, then it is presumable that a Black Hole is the most powerful force in all of our known universe, and beyond. It is widely known around the world, that the majority of people are familiar with the term “Black Hole”, but the reality is that the majority of people know next to nothing about them. Black Holes are formed when a star basically runs out of the fuel to keep burning. A star will begin to collapse under the sheer force of its own gravity after it has ceased to continue burning off gases (Frost, www.quora.com). A good example of this would be like letting the air out of a balloon, ever so slowly. After a specific star has compacted itself to a certain size, the overall mass remains constant, but that star’s gravity would then become so overwhelmingly powerful that nothing would be able to escape that gravitational force. A man named Karl Schwarzschild came up with a mathematical solution to explain this size…...

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