Black holes: Space’s Biggest Mystery

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January 24, 2019 - 4:56 PM

This artist's concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun. Supermassive black holes are enormously dense objects buried at the hearts of galaxies. (Smaller black holes also exist throughout galaxies.) Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Looking for a true adventure? If you?re not worried about whether you?d return or not, I can suggest a very unique place: a black hole.  

Black holes are some of the most fascinating objects found in outer space. We have no idea what happens once you?re in one. We cannot directly see them. But if you ever had the chance to get close to one, you?d definitely feel it.

Black holes are regions of spacetime with incredibly strong gravitational effects. Their gravitational pull is so strong that any objects or particles–even light–cannot escape.  That?s why they are really, really black. So black no one actually knows what they look like!

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